Leaving the EU

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:47 pm on 12th February 2019.

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Photo of Owen Smith Owen Smith Labour, Pontypridd 12:47 pm, 12th February 2019

It is patently obvious that the Prime Minister’s tawdry strategy is now to string this out until the last second in an attempt to blackmail and bully MPs into supporting this deal. I reassure her that I will take her advice: I will hold my nerve and refuse to bend the knee to this job-destroying Brexit. May I urge my party’s Front Benchers to do likewise—refuse to vote for it and instead honour our conference commitment to holding a public vote on this deal?