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No Confidence in Her Majesty’s Government

Part of Business of the House (Today) – in the House of Commons at 3:57 pm on 16th January 2019.

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Photo of Johnny Mercer Johnny Mercer Conservative, Plymouth, Moor View 3:57 pm, 16th January 2019

The hon. Gentleman knows my views on a lot of what has gone on, including on the calling of that general election, but this is about today—this is a different moment. We are 18 months down the line. Let us be honest about what would happen in a general election. We would not have the normal election between centre left and centre right parties. The Opposition Front Bench team advocates a hard-left programme that has singularly destroyed almost every single country in which it has been practised. It uses what can only be described as sincerely held dishonesty to claim that it will look after some of the most impoverished people in this country, when in fact it is those impoverished people who will pay the biggest price from a Government who are represented by Labour Members.