Points of Order

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:49 pm on 9th January 2019.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch 12:49 pm, 9th January 2019

On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Can I remind the House that, further to what you have just said, it was because of your courage in allowing an amendment to a Loyal Address, which enabled a referendum test to be applied in this House, that we had the referendum in due course and we are where we are? Let nobody suggest that you, by your actions, have been undermining Brexit. It would seem to me to be an absolute own goal for this House if we started undermining your position in the Chair. As an independently-minded Government Back Bencher, I strongly resent the fact that the Government pairing Whip, my hon. Friend Andrew Stephenson, who is on the right-hand side of your Chair, has been trying to orchestrate objections to your decision.