Charter of Fundamental Rights – Government Report

Part of European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – in the House of Commons at 2:00 pm on 21st November 2017.

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Photo of Bill Cash Bill Cash Chair, European Scrutiny Committee 2:00 pm, 21st November 2017

I hope that my right hon. and learned Friend will not go down the rabbit hole suggested by my right hon. and learned Friend Mr Clarke, which is that we should accept this incongruous proposal when in fact it involves a fundamental principle of constitutional supremacy. I am sure that my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Beaconsfield understands that. He is identifying a number of questions, and I entirely encourage him to continue to do so. I suggest, however, that it would be very unwise indeed to follow the advice of my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Rushcliffe as regards the Government accepting these amendments for the time being.