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PC2: No Deal and Parliamentary Wranglings
#31
The Prime Minister's actions would be funny if it weren't our nation and her peoples livelihoods on the line. He craves power so much that he will stop at nothing for it. Just look at him trying to force through a no-deal no-win Brexit. He tries to do this thing that would be disastrous for our nation but he fails then he complains its the fault of members formally in his own party. If even members of the Prime Minister's own party can't back him how on earth does he expect the British people to? How can he lead the United Kingdom to prosperity if he wants to split it right down the middle? Bottom line is the Prime Minister and his tory government is bad for our country and I think these recent events have shown that our citizens aren't going to put up with it.
Robert Powell
Labour MP for Birmingham Hall Green
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#32
The Strabane Sellout is another exemplar of the new Conservative brand of selective unionism. Not entirely unexpected either: when the PM declared himself Minister for the Union, he made it his first option to meet with Arlene Foster under that banner and not with Nicola Sturgeon, who had of course her own concerns. With the Strabane Sellout, the scope for selective unionism is narrowing even further. The government is letting Scotland down by snubbing its concerns; it is letting Northern Ireland down by imposing a customs border in the Irish sea. We're now down to England and Wales - one has to wonder which of them is next?
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)


Traits: Media Darling, Campaigning Guru, Constituency Appeal, Finite Resources
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#33
Today, the Prime Minister wrongly ignored concerns about how his Strabane Setback would be handled in the Northern Ireland Assembly. The Prime Minister refused to guarantee that this agreement would require cross-community support in the Assembly - ensuring that all communities in Northern Ireland agree to a solution together. The Prime Minister has no plan for if the Assembly - which is required to approve the agreement - is suspended when it comes time to vote on it. Let me be clear: this is a real concern. As we speak today, the Northern Ireland Assembly is suspended. There is no date scheduled for when it will resume activities. In it's twenty year history, the Assembly has been suspended for seven of them - over one-third of its lifetime. Will the Northern Ireland Secretary decide? Will Parliament decide? These are real concerns about the half-baked Strabane Setback that need to be addressed by the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister must fix these aspects of the Strabane Setback before it becomes yet another of his Brexit blunders.
Caroline Blakesley MP DCB
Prime Minister (June 2019-)
MP for Manchester Central (2015-) | Labour
Traits: Fundraising Extraordionare, Campaign Guru, Media Darling, Constituency Pariah
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#34
William Croft has done what many said was impossible - securing a fair deal that takes back control and gets Brexit done. The Strabane solution provides a reasonable solution to the issue of the Irish border, agreed by both our government and the Irish government, but most importantly it puts the decision on the future of this agreement in the hands of the Northern Irish Assembly. To all those who fearmonger about the apparent threat that this compromise creates for the union, I simply say that this shows the government's commitment to keeping our four nations united as one.

However, despite the success of the Prime Minister in renegotiating the agreement, we still see the concerted effort of certain people in Parliament to thwart Brexit. Because, when it comes down to it, that is what this is about now. We have a historic opportunity now to go forward as a nation and make the best of Brexit, and then get back to day job and put the parliamentary melodrama and clash of egos that has dominated the past few years behind us, by backing a fair deal that takes us out on the best terms possible. The choice now for those who keep bleating about stopping no deal is clear - we leave with this deal, or none at all. Those are the stakes
Julia Goldman
Shadow Secretary of State for Scoltand
Shadow Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Growth
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities
Member of Parliament for Dumfries and Galloway (2019 - present)
Scottish Conservative and Unionist

Media Darling/Campaigning Guru/Socially Unaware
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#35
"For the past nine years Tories like Will Croft and his shameful lot of ministers and cronies told working families that they needed to tighten their belts, that they had to do more with less decrying the challenging times in order to justify tearing apart our communities, gutting our public services, while rewarding their millionaire and billionaire friends all the while. Now, suddenly Croft comes up with 39 billion quid out of thin air to pay the same European Project that he puffs up his chest to look tough to denounce. I've said from start that the working people wouldn't be fooled by Will Croft and his boss's Brexit. We see him for who he really is: a man that wants to use his faux populist, tough-guy rhetoric on Brexit to cover up the glee he and his Tory mates felt about a decade of vicious austerity, who has allowed our NHS on the table in trade negotiations with the US, who puts the interests of bankers over manufacturing workers with regard to passporting, and can magically summon 39 billion quid when the pressure's on and his party's wealthy backers stand to gain while he stood laughing along as billions were stripped from our public services and communities in the past few years."
Tommy Dawson
Labour MP for Sheffield Brightside (1979-Present)
Socialist Campaign Group.
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#36
Just hours after the Prime Minister spoke to the press about his deal with Europe, the Chancellor went before Parliament and spoke, among other things, about the ongoing preparations for a no-deal Brexit. While I've never lived at 10 Downing Street, I find it disappointing that the Prime Minister couldn't inform his neighbor at Number 11 about the negotiated deal. When the Prime Minister and the Chancellor aren't even communicating, and when they refuse to rule out no-deal despite its severe economic repercussions, we no longer have a Government - we have a runaway train in Westminster!
Owain Pugh MP
Plaid Cymru for Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Campaigning Guru/Fundraising Extraordinaire/Media Darling/Maverick
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#37
After the Prime Minister announced the Strabane Setback, I asked the Wales Secretary whether the same privileges extended to Northern Ireland would be offered to Wales. I got an answer full of fluff - and no commitment either way. So, in today's PMQs, I asked William Croft a similar question. The man refused to answer my question, instead directing me to the inadequate response by his Wales Secretary. It's a sad day for Wales when the Prime Minister doesn't even show the respect due to my constituents to answer the question put before him. This just goes to show that Westminster, this Government, and William Croft don't care about devolution or Wales - they only care about delivering a disastrous no-deal Brexit.
Owain Pugh MP
Plaid Cymru for Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Campaigning Guru/Fundraising Extraordinaire/Media Darling/Maverick
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#38
Mr. Croft offered everything to the EU, dividing our union, keeping some parts of UK in the EU superstate and then more around ballpark of 39 billion, EU rejected it. Prime Minister must understand the EU has no interest in a deal that is not complete surrender and we will do everything in our power to prevent a complete surrender, that is why if the Prime Minister commits us to getting us out on March 29th with a no deal, Brexit Party is committed to offer the Prime Minister unconditional support, no questions asked. We have tried his approach now let's try ours.
Brigitte Allard MP
Member for Stoke on Trent North
Leader of the Brexit Party

Media Darling/Fundraising Extraordinaire/Maverick/Constituency Darling(awarded by admins)
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#39
To honor our obligation to the British people, to honor the outcome of the 2016 referendum, and to honor our democratic tradition, Labour's Surrender Bill must be defeated. By taking no deal off the table, the Surrender Bill sends the message to our European counterparts that they can insist on any terms they want, because we will forced to take them. Today in my first round of Prime Minister's Questions, I was asked if I regretted labeling Labour's legislation as the Surrender Bill. I absolutely do not. I don't because it is an accurate, objective explanation of what this legislation would do to our country. It would surrender our best source of leverage in future negotiations with the EU. It would surrender our ability to reject a deal, and leave the European Union without one. It would, quite simply, surrender our ability to get Brexit done altogether. 

I cannot in good conscience write to Brussels requesting an Extension to Article 50, or agree to the premise of ruling out no deal, because it is a disservice to the British people and a betrayal of their democratic will. I implore MPs from all parties to join me in honoring the 2016 referendum and rejecting Labour's legislation.
William Grey MP - Conservative Party 

MP for Romford (2015 - )

Backbench Favorite, Campaigning Guru, Socially Unaware 
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#40
I find Prime Minister's comments about no deal particularly surprising because while his words make it seem like he wants to keep no deal as an option, his actions certainly don't. He can call an election, he could have been tougher on Tory remainers and he could have prorogued the parliament before this vote ever started and could have killed it. Instead he chose to dither over a deal. When I said dither, delay and divide, this is exactly what I was talking about. He dithered on prorogation, he is forced to delay the Brexit, and his Strabane Surrender is dividing our union. I offered him our unconditional support, he chose to offer a desperate plea to remainers when he still can call an election. My advice to the Prime Minister is to grow a spine and call an election, now.
Brigitte Allard MP
Member for Stoke on Trent North
Leader of the Brexit Party

Media Darling/Fundraising Extraordinaire/Maverick/Constituency Darling(awarded by admins)
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