Early Parliamentary General Election

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:49 pm on 19th April 2017.

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Photo of Angus MacNeil Angus MacNeil Chair, International Trade Committee 1:49 pm, 19th April 2017

The hon. Gentleman says that Parliament will decide on this question, but the Prime Minister went on television yesterday and staked her reputation across the world by declaring that there would be a general election. If she does not get the support of 422 MPs and a two-thirds majority today, would such a public humiliation mean that she had to resign?