MPs left unimpressed by government’s handling of Urgent Question on impact papers
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David Davis sent his junior minister Robin Walker to answer Labour's Urgent Question over the Brexit impact papers this lunchtime.
MPs from across the political divide used the opportunity to turn on the government over its handling of the papers, with a number accusing Brexit ministers of being in 'contempt' of Parliament, while Ken Clarke said the government was treating the Commons like a debating society.
However, as reported earlier today, Conservative members of the committee appeared to back Mr Davis's decision to redact the documents.
Craig Mackinlay told the Today programme: 'It is really rather perverse now, as some Labour members are saying, that opening up our hand to the world is in the national interest when it patently must be the reverse is true.'
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Here's just a flavour of the comments that came from the response to the Urgent Question in the Commons this lunchtime.
- 1 European parliament agrees to add British overseas territories to post-Brexit tax haven blacklist
- 2 Pro-Brexit fishing campaigner says Boris Johnson's deal has left her with 'no fish'
- 3 Minister terminates interview after suggesting public's age and weight to blame for UK's high death toll
- 4 This picture of Boris Johnson on the phone to Joe Biden has caused a stir
- 5 Telegraph columnist blames Angela Merkel for Brexit
- 6 Boris Johnson to visit Scotland this week in attempt to shore up the union
- 7 Brexiteer calls for UK to save Eurostar - by buying it and renaming it 'Britstar'
- 8 Petition launched to cancel 'festival of Brexit' event in 2022
- 9 Brussels to launch campaign teaching younger Britons about the EU
- 10 Tory minister admits UK rejected EU's music visa offer in order to 'take back control' of borders
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