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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:55 pm on 3rd April 2019.

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Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Conservative, Mid Bedfordshire 1:55 pm, 3rd April 2019

I am desperately fond of my right hon. Friend and I apologise to him for what I am about to say. He is a previous member of this Executive and a fixer for the Government over a long period, and has on many occasions taken advantage of the fact that there were not necessarily all the checks and balances that he needed to be in place in order to move legislation that he wanted to move in the House. Is there therefore not a slight whiff of hypocrisy that he is now lamenting the lack of those checks and balances? And is not this tiny emergency Bill, without time for proper scrutiny, just here to thwart the process of Brexit?