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PC2: No Deal and Parliamentary Wranglings
#11
I am pleased that both quick fixes are off the table tonight. It's high time that Parliament realises that we can't afford to consider just one side of this debate - we are the representatives of all of Britain. It is now clear that the only way forward is a compromise Brexit, and I call upon all of my colleagues to keep pressing the government to deliver one. It is only by respecting the voices of both the 52% and the 48% that we can move on from Brexit stronger. It's time we delivered them all a better offer.
the Rt Hon. Emily Greenwood MP

Deputy Leader of the Labour Party (2019-)

MP for Barrow & Furness (2010-)
Secretary of State for Education (2019-)
Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Commons (2019-)

Shadow SoS for Public Services (2019)


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#12
William Croft must respect democracy and immediately take no deal off the table - if he doesn't then he is betraying everything he claims to believe in. It's now time for calm heads, facts, and sensible politics to prevail so that we can move on from Brexit for good and consider the big important issues facing our country. I am disappointed that one of those options, putting the issue back to the people, did not win out tonight. But what is abundantly clear is that the way forward is not for the government to take the EU off of a no-deal Brexit cliff later this month, and it is time for William Croft to be a bigger man, accept that he got this one wrong, and move on.
Eleanor Nerina | Labour MP for Brent North (2010 - )
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation, and Sustainable Growth (2019 - )
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#13
Tonight Labour has made their intentions very clear: they are determined to stop a better deal from being reached in order to block Brexit altogether. While the Government has been busy readying our negotiating strategy with our European friends and preparing the country in the event of a no deal, Labour MPs have spent all their time playing parliamentary games and hijacking Government motions to achieve their political will. The motion as amended would take no deal off the table and force an extension to the departure deadline, binding the Government's hands in our negotiations and forcing the British people to live in uncertainty and paralysis even longer. It is selfish, it is wrong, and it flies in the face of the 2016 referendum.  

The Government is getting on with the people's work, while the radical, anti-democratic Labour Party is busy subverting the will of the people.
William Grey MP - Conservative Party 

MP for Romford (2015 - )

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#14
Given how often we were told that people who voted to leave wanted to establish that our parliament is sovereign, I'm a little surprised at how much complaining I've been seeing and hearing about parliament exercising that sovereignty. In this, as in any situation where you have to confront reality, you can't have your cake and eat it. I hope parliament continues to exercise its sovereignty and that the Prime Minister recognises that there is no majority for no deal.
Labour MP for Nottingham South (2010-)
Shadow Secretary of State for Social Security, Housing, and Employment (2019-)
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#15
William Croft is purposefully misleading the public to sow division and pave the way for his extreme vision of Brexit to come true - if he was so desperate for Brexit to happen on time, why didn't he vote for it last month? I want Brexit to happen and I want it to happen as soon as possible. It could have been done if the Government had negotiated a deal that could unite the country and Parliament. What I am not prepared to do is to do serious damage to the livelihoods of people in this country for the sake of a few weeks or months. William Croft is willing to sacrifice your jobs and your livelihoods for the sake of a few weeks or months - I am not.
Eleanor Nerina | Labour MP for Brent North (2010 - )
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation, and Sustainable Growth (2019 - )
Traits: Campaign organiser / Media darling / Finite resources
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#16
"Parliamentary sovereignty," we were told, was the lynch pin on which the Brexit door hinged. What the Leave campaign was fighting for, what the British people voted for, was to restore the sovereignty of Westminster, the Mother of Parliaments. So you can imagine my surprise when the second action undertaken by the Croft government was to introduce a repeal of the Fixed Terms Parliament Act and attempt to ram-rod it through Parliament without debate. And then, come to find out, the Prime Minister has begun to undertake meetings with the Irish Taoiseach to try and sort out the complicated border issues with Northern Ireland, which need to be taken care of before we crash out of the European Union. He did this without ever informing the House, instead having his Home Secretary announce the meetings in the Press. What William Croft has put into practice is nothing short of a disregard for parliamentary supremacy, which he was supposed to champion. William Croft's games with democracy and parliamentary oversight are dangerous precedents and cannot be allowed to continue. Labour has taken on the mantle of protecting parliamentary sovereignty against the people who used and abused the concept for no other purpose than to advance an ideological crusade that will lead our country off of a cliff's edge, and quickly.
Rt. Hon. BARCLAY CALHOUN, PC, MP
New Forest West
Shadow SoS for Justice
Spartan Conservative
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#17
There's a party that wants no deal: the Labour party. They don't want any deal because they don't want Brexit at all. It is entirely fair for any member of this Parliament to have been against Brexit and to have voted as such during the Referendum. We had a vote and the people of the United Kingdom spoke--they wanted to leave the EU. As the Conservative Party fights to fulfill the will of the British people and ensure that we leave the EU with a good deal, Labour, along with several other opposition parties, have done everything they can to try to derail Brexit. 

The line of the opposition parties is a chorus of accusing the Prime Minister of seeking no deal. Nothing could be further from the truth. As a member of Her Majesty's Government, I am all too aware of the tireless efforts that the Government is taking to prepare for any outcome, even as we fight for a better deal for the British people. While members of the opposition parties spend their time on Twitter seeking to do anything to undermine Brexit, Her Majesty's Government is tirelessly working to ensure that we get a good deal that honours the result of the referendum. We're also fighting hard to make sure that this Kingdom is prepared for any outcome. The opposition may hurl its tweets to their heart's content--but this Government will focus its energy on securing a good deal for the British people and deliver the Brexit this country voted for.
Daniel Brown
Conservative MP for Bosworth
Shadow Home Secretary
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#18
In my speech to the nation, I made myself very clear: this is a Government that intends to advocate for the majority of British people who, no matter if they voted leave or remain, believe in democracy, respect the outcome of the referendum, and are ready to move on and move our country forward. The Labour Party and their supporters are stuck desperately in the past, determined to re-litigate the arguments of 2016 and do everything in their power to hold our country back. They are doing a disservice to the democracy will of the British people by attempting to block Brexit, and they are doing a disservice to the country by attempting to weaken our negotiating position by taking no deal off the table. The Labour Leader and her radical, left-wing, anti-Brexit party are interested in one thing and one thing only: their political ambitions. 

My advice to Ms. Blakesley is simple: take a break from the Westminster politicking, get some fresh air, and start working on fixing the systemic antisemitism crisis within your party you promised so many times you would address.
William Grey MP - Conservative Party 

MP for Romford (2015 - )

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#19
The majority of the country does not want a no deal Brexit - Labour is fighting on their side for a sensible Brexit that protects their jobs and livelihoods. While William Croft makes grandiose and pointless statements that he can't fulfill, he is spending £4 billion on preparing for a No Deal outcome that he could rule out today. That £4 billion could be spent on real priorities - like supporting investment in jobs, or our schools, or in our NHS. Instead, he is more interested in pursuing his own dogmatic self-interest instead of the national interest.
Eleanor Nerina | Labour MP for Brent North (2010 - )
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation, and Sustainable Growth (2019 - )
Traits: Campaign organiser / Media darling / Finite resources
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#20
In his recent address, Mr. Croft has announced the creation of a 4 billion pound fund to prepare for a No Deal Brexit. In his effort to sure up support for his ideologically-driven crusade, the Prime Minister has accidentally demonstrated the exact folly of his pursuit. The question has got to be raised: why are we spending 1,000 million pounds a week on something that we could just as easily rule out? What Mr. Croft has shown us is that his government is in a state of panic: spending exorbitant amounts of money every day as we come quickly toward the arbitrarily-imposed deadline. If Mr. Croft were serious about getting a good deal for Britain, he would extend the deadline for withdrawal, stop throwing money away for naught, and begin to negotiate in good faith with the European Union. Instead, he is unnecessarily wasteful in his expenditure, and demonstrating exactly why he is not a capable manager in these tumultuous times.
Rt. Hon. BARCLAY CALHOUN, PC, MP
New Forest West
Shadow SoS for Justice
Spartan Conservative
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