Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at the last PMQs of 2017 and May giving evidence to the Commons liaison committee
- Michel Barnier’s press conference – Summary
- PMQs – Snap verdict
- PMQs – Verdict from the Twitter commentariat
More from the chamber:
Soubry warns Government not to try to ignore Amendmenr 7 – minister Steve Baker replies the Government has accepted Amendment 7 and derailed the series of votes involved
Tory MP Ken Clarke has just called on the government to say in the EU’s single market in the chamber.
It is said we have to leave the single market because it’s accompanied by freedom of movement of workers. Well, as we were running the most generous version of that in western Europe before the referendum, I think if that’s your problem – if that’s migration is what you’re really getting out of – let’s address that and not throw out the baby with the bathwater and leave the single market and similarly the customs union.
I hope we won’t have the extraordinary spectacle of fear of right wing Eurosceptics going to such lengths that the government’s putting a three-line whip on its ministers and all its backbenchers to cast a vote against the Florence speech so that some room is left for them to be able to negotiate further with either the environment minister or the foreign secretary or whoever it is wants to reopen it again.
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2017/dec/20/pmqs-liaision-committee-theresa-may-jeremy-corbyn-eu-withdrawal-bill-set-to-agree-brexit-date-compromise-to-avert-defeat-on-eu-withdrawal-bill-politics-live
Author : Patrick Greenfield (now) Andrew Sparrow (earlier)
Publish date : 20 December 2017 | 7:55 pm
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