Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement Scrutiny - Private Notice Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:35 pm on 31st October 2018.

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Photo of Lord Liddle Lord Liddle Labour 3:35 pm, 31st October 2018

My Lords, I hate to question the veracity of what the Minister said, but the truth is that the Prime Minister told the House of Commons that 95% of the deal was done. That includes a lot of the areas that were not resolved when the draft agreement was published in March. In addition, we know that work on the political declaration that will accompany the withdrawal treaty is ongoing. There has been no attempt to involve Parliament in the content of that declaration, even though some of it might be in square brackets. Will the Government come clean? Basically, they are trying to bounce the Commons on the argument that there is no alternative to what they have agreed except no deal, and they are trying to bounce us into that position, too.