Exiting the European Union: Meaningful Vote

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:18 pm on 11th December 2018.

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Photo of Rupa Huq Rupa Huq Labour, Ealing Central and Acton 4:18 pm, 11th December 2018

We live in unprecedented times. There have been 20 ministerial resignations and many, many more at Parliamentary Private Secretary level, and the Government have been found to be in contempt of Parliament—the first Government ever to be. No one even seems to bat an eyelid any more. Then, we had the events of yesterday. Yes, the Prime Minister may have spent 22 hours on her feet answering questions on all this, but we are still none the wiser. We have no concrete date for when that meaningful vote will ever come to fruition. Every time legitimate scrutiny is performed by Opposition Members, we are shut down and told that it is political point scoring.