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Privilege (Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:02 pm on 4th December 2018.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union) 2:02 pm, 4th December 2018

All we know for a fact is that a number of Members of Parliament, including, I suspect, the hon. Gentleman, have repeatedly asked the Government to confirm their position on that and they have not been willing to do so, which is why, on these Opposition Benches, we very much welcome the fact that the European Court will resolve this matter in the next couple of weeks.

Just on that issue of article 50, I wanted to thank Joanna Cherry for leading that charge, along with Members of the Scottish Parliament, and indeed also Mr Leslie, who is not in his place today but who has joined me in a supporting role to the hon. and learned Lady.