Foreign Affairs Committee

Part of Exiting the European Union (Agriculture) – in the House of Commons at 5:04 pm on 19th March 2019.

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Photo of Joan Ryan Joan Ryan Independent, Enfield North 5:04 pm, 19th March 2019

As evidence to support what my hon. Friend is saying in the most powerful way, members of the Independent Group who left the Labour party just a couple of weeks ago and who sit in the Council of Europe, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe have all been threatened with removal by the actions of our Whips. The Whips cannot remove all of them, because they have a term of office, but that more than demonstrates the fact that this is, exactly as she says, about intolerance.