Exiting the European Union: Meaningful Vote

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:59 pm on 11th December 2018.

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Photo of Ian Blackford Ian Blackford SNP Westminster Leader 2:59 pm, 11th December 2018

My hon. Friend is spot on. The Prime Minister has missed opportunity after opportunity to take on the extreme Brexiteers in her own party. Let us go back to the time when she called the general election and came back with a minority Administration. She had a responsibility at that time to seek to work across the House and to work with the devolved institutions. At no point has she sought to do those things. The reason that we are in this situation, and that the Government are facing such a heavy defeat, is that they have placated nobody, and that is because of a lack of leadership on the part of the Prime Minister.