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 Boris Johnson warned majority will be 'wiped out' over treatment towards north of England
- 2 Piers Morgan must expose the government's Brexit betrayal
- 3 Boris Johnson 'frantically repositioning' himself for Donald Trump to lose election
- 4 UKIP set to select 'Dr Gammons' as candidate for London mayoral election
- 5 James Cleverly mocked after telling people to 'look at how they're doing in Wales'
- 6 Peers set to remove law-breaking sections of Boris Johnson's Brexit bill
- 7 Brexiteer Prue Leith quits Tory Party after government votes down motion to protect UK food standards
- 8 Minister says Dido Harding is working '19-hours a day' on Test and Trace
- 9 Public slams Brexit Party tweet which shames Tory MPs who voted against free school meals
- 10 Second shop owner bans Tory MPs who voted against free school meals motion
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