European Council

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:43 pm on 17th December 2018.

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Photo of Pat McFadden Pat McFadden Labour, Wolverhampton South East 3:43 pm, 17th December 2018

We now know what the plan is. Having failed to win support for the deal in Parliament and having failed to get any meaningful change to it at the EU Council last week, the Prime Minister now simply wants to run down the clock and intimidate Parliament into choosing between a bad deal and the disaster of no deal. I put it to the Prime Minister that it is wrong to threaten and intimidate Parliament in this way. More importantly, it is reckless to take options off the table, as she has tried to do today, that could prevent the disaster of no deal for the country.