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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:44 pm on 25th September 2019.

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Photo of Bill Cash Bill Cash Chair, European Scrutiny Committee 6:44 pm, 25th September 2019

The Supreme Court mentioned that the Prorogation had an extreme effect on the fundamentals of our democracy. Does my right hon. Friend accept that it is more than an extreme and undemocratic effect for Parliament itself to tear up its own Standing Order No. 14, because the priority that that Standing Order gives to Government business, as compared with private Members’ business such as the surrender Act, derives exclusively from the fundamental democracy of the voters of this country in general elections, and to remedy this, they must be given an early general election to decide who governs this country?