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Privilege (Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:36 pm on 4th December 2018.

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Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Conservative, Mid Bedfordshire 1:36 pm, 4th December 2018

I apologise at the start, because I will have to absent the Chamber quickly to chair the Finance (No. 3) Bill Committee.

I begin my short remarks by referring to the comments made on the radio this morning by Tom Brake. He conflated the Iraq war debate and the legal advice that was then issued with what is happening now, but the advice that was then issued, wrongly, by the previous Administration and that resulted in Members of this House going into the Lobbies misinformed and without the required information was about the legalities of the Iraq war, whereas this, as the Attorney General made clear yesterday, is a political decision, not a legal decision.