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Part of Speaker’s Statement – in the House of Commons at 3:13 pm on 15th October 2019.

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Photo of Paul Sweeney Paul Sweeney Shadow Minister (Scotland) 3:13 pm, 15th October 2019

My right hon. and learned Friend has made an incisive point. Does he agree that this Government’s mismanagement over the past few years has been tragic in how they have tried to monopolise the negotiation on such a critical national issue? Their own partisanship has visited this grief on the country in this way, which is why the only way now to break this deadlock, this impasse, and the acrimony that has built up in our country is by discharging this through a public vote.