“What we want to be doing is seeing a process that means we can leave the European Union on the first of January 2019. That seems to be like a reasonable timetable,” he told the BBC1 Sunday Politics show.
Tory backbencher Peter Bone, a leading Brexit campaigner in the run up to the referendum, last night insisted the calls for a second referendum needed to be resisted.
He told the Daily Express: “Everyone accepted before the referendum, on both sides of the argument, that this was a once and only referendum. We cannot suddenly start taking about have a second go.
“That is not how we do democracy in the United Kingdom – although it may be how they do democracy in the EU.
“There would be uproar in the country if Parliament failed to implement the will of the British people.”