Labour and Co-operative Member of
Parliament for Kemptown and Peacehaven

Parliamentary question: Leaving the EU: No Deal

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP to Keir Starmer MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on 19 Dec 2018
Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP
"Does my right hon. and learned Friend agree that the clock is now ticking and the Government need seriously to start to think about extending article 50 so that they can send in some decent negotiators to negotiate a deal? Or, we can put this back to the British people in an election."
Keir Starmer MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
"I do agree that serious consideration needs to be given to the timetable now set by article 50, because by 14 January we will be just nine weeks away from the proposed date of leaving the EU. On any view, the Government will then have to make a choice about what to do next. No plan B has ever been forthcoming. In the week or so before the deferral of the vote last week, the question everybody was asking was, “What is the Prime Minister’s plan B?” When she pulled the vote and ran away, we learned that she does not have a plan B. The Prime Minister will have to come to the Dispatch Box and make a statement about what she proposes happens next. If she stands at that Dispatch Box and says that she intends to take the UK out of the EU without a deal, I genuinely believe that Parliament—this House—will do everything that it can to stop that course of action."

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