European Council: Article 50 Extension

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:01 am on 22nd March 2019.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Chair, Committee on Exiting the European Union 11:01 am, 22nd March 2019

We will not now be leaving the EU on 29 March, but this is crisis delayed, not crisis avoided. Will the Government now support the cross-party amendment for Monday tabled by Sir Oliver Letwin and supported by many others, which would enable the House to hold a series of indicative votes? If the House does agree on a way forward, will the Government support it? Because continuing to say “My deal or no deal” will simply see the country continue to hurtle towards the edge of a cliff.