Leaving the European Union — [David Hanson in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 5:17 pm on 4th February 2019.

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Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady SNP Chief Whip 5:17 pm, 4th February 2019

I was going to make that exact point in my peroration. Members can probably guess what that will be.

The problem is that this deal is not good enough. It has already been rejected by Parliament, and the Prime Minister has had to accept that it needs to be renegotiated so that we have these magical alternative arrangements. That in itself demonstrates that if the House—if parliamentarians, whether we are delegates or representatives—cannot agree on the shape and form of Brexit, then it has to be put back to the people, either in a people’s vote or in a general election. I assure the House that the Scottish National Party fears neither of those.