Article 50

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:39 pm on 24th January 2017.

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Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Labour, Wallasey 12:39 pm, 24th January 2017

Today the Government have been humiliated in the Supreme Court. They have been taught a lesson about the real meaning of parliamentary sovereignty and taking back control. Will the Secretary of State now accept this verdict in the spirit, as well as the letter, of the ruling and finally concede that this House needs votes along the way, not simply debates without votes, and proper parliamentary scrutiny so that together, working across this House, we can bring the country to the best possible deal in the interests of all our areas up and down this country?