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 Paul Flynn Paul Flynn Labour, Newport West 12:39 pm, 24th January 2017

The Supreme Court’s judgment is welcome in that it establishes that the will of this House is sovereign and superior to the royal prerogative, but it is unwelcome in that it seeks to take back from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland powers that had been devolved to them. Will the Secretary of State promise that the special needs of Wales, which will be hit more severely by withdrawal from the single market than England, will be considered and that we will have not just a red, white and blue Brexit, but a red, white and green Brexit that meets the will and the needs of Wales?