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

Let us make no bones about the suggestion that I am not able to be completely critical when I think that things are wrong, both in my party and in the governing party. It is just a shame that quite a lot of the people sitting in front of me know that what has happened over the last two days is wrong, but are too cowardly to say in the House, in public, what they are all saying in the Tea Room. They know what has happened here. It is as if we were kicking out my right hon. and learned Friend Ms Harman. That is what it feels like. I say to those people: the way your party has behaved is an abomination. You have all crowed and given sympathy to me about the problems that we have in the Labour party, but you have just sat by silently while your colleagues have been marched out.