European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:05 pm on 3rd April 2019.

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Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Chair, Home Affairs Committee 6:05 pm, 3rd April 2019

The truth is that we have been trying to squeeze into a few days a process of consensus building that should have taken two years. It should have started a long time ago. That is why I think it so important to ensure that, just at the point at which we are trying to come together and build some consensus, we do not tumble off the edge of a cliff and end up doing unfair damage to our constituents.