Leaving the EU: No Deal

Part of Leaving the Eu: No Deal – in the House of Commons at 4:24 pm on 19th December 2018.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Chair, Finance Committee (Commons) 4:24 pm, 19th December 2018

My right hon. and learned Friend has said several times—and I understand why—that this House will not allow the Government to proceed on the basis of no deal, but one of the difficulties that we have, as we have seen over the last fortnight, is that the power of the Government to manage the business and completely ignore any motions of this House that are not legally binding is quite phenomenal. Do we not need to address that inherent problem in our system if we are really going to have a chance of success?