Article 50

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:50 pm on 29th March 2017.

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Photo of Margaret Beckett Margaret Beckett Chair, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee), Chair, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) 12:50 pm, 29th March 2017

There are many across this House who will be very aware of the sheer scale and complexity of the negotiations that will face our team, and very conscious of the importance of getting those right. It has never been more true that the devil will be in the detail. As the detail emerges, will the Prime Minister ensure that everyone in her team stops the practice that has been so prevalent of claiming that every awkward question is evidence of a desire to overturn the will of the British people, because nothing will more surely destroy the unity of purpose that she seeks?