Early Parliamentary General Election

Part of Deferred Divisions – in the House of Commons at 8:33 pm on 4th September 2019.

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Photo of Iain Duncan Smith Iain Duncan Smith Conservative, Chingford and Woodford Green 8:33 pm, 4th September 2019

No, no, wait a minute. The hon. Gentleman has made a fool of himself already. He should stay put; I am doing him a favour. [Interruption.] I am really doing him a favour—he may not understand it.

If they do not vote for an election tonight—if they refuse to vote to have that election—they will be running away from their democratic responsibility. I say to Members such as Anna Soubry—one time my right hon. Friend—