Early Parliamentary General Election

Part of Deferred Divisions – in the House of Commons at 8:37 pm on 4th September 2019.

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Photo of Jess Phillips Jess Phillips Labour, Birmingham, Yardley 8:37 pm, 4th September 2019

I very much wish to talk about a general electionMr Duncan Smith has criticised others for not doing so—and to speak plainly. Tonight I will absolutely vote against a general election. I would vote against pretty much anything the current Prime Minister put in front of me.

I warn you, Mr Speaker, that I am not cracking on the parliamentary protocols and everything, but I fear I may say some things that are unparliamentary. If I do, please feel free to alert me. I have absolutely no faith in anything the current Prime Minister says—literally none. I would not trust him—am I allowed to say that? Well, there is literally no distance I could trust him. [Interruption.] Conservative Members say, “So stand in an election”. I have no fear—none whatsoever—that I would hold my seat in an election, but the Prime Minister is playing some bully boy game from some bully boy public school that I probably would never understand any more than I understand parliamentary procedures.