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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 Jacob Rees-Mogg Jacob Rees-Mogg Conservative, North East Somerset 1:49 pm, 19th April 2017

But does this not demonstrate why the Fixed-term Parliaments Act can never work? No Opposition can sensibly say that they would prefer a Government they oppose to continue in office, rather than having a chance to defeat them. The Act does not therefore fit within our constitution, and it ought to go.