Foreign Affairs Committee

Part of Exiting the European Union (Agriculture) – in the House of Commons at 4:26 pm on 19th March 2019.

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Photo of Gavin Shuker Gavin Shuker Independent, Luton South 4:26 pm, 19th March 2019

The hon. Gentleman is incredibly kind to give way on that point. He was first elected in the same year I was, and we both aspire to the level and depth of experience of the two Members whom the motion seeks to discharge from the Committee. Is not his key point that the incentives in this place to speak out bravely when we believe things to be wrong need to be correctly aligned with our procedures? Both Members have found themselves in a position where they could do nothing but speak out and face the consequences. Today each of us, even those with the political experience of the hon. Gentleman and me, need to ask ourselves: if it is these two Members first, will it be us next?