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European Council - Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:37 pm on 25th March 2019.

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Photo of Lord Browne of Ladyton Lord Browne of Ladyton Labour 4:37 pm, 25th March 2019

My Lords, the noble Baroness has now told us more than once in the context of the Statement that the Government’s priority has been the delivery of a deal. Is it not the case that in yesterday’s Sunday Times the political editor revealed, with the help of one of the noble Baroness’s Cabinet colleagues, the content of a Cabinet minute that showed that the discussion in the Cabinet was about the preservation of the unity of the Conservative Party? This is recorded in a Cabinet minute. Was not something else exercising the mind of the Prime Minister and her Cabinet when they were discussing what to do about Brexit?