Tuesday 22 October 2019 / 7:48 PM Brexit / Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn’s point of order after the Brexit vote

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, making a point of order in the House of Commons after today’s Brexit vote, said:

 

“On a point of order, Mr Speaker, on Saturday this House emphatically rejected the Prime Minister’s deal. Tonight, the House has refused to be bounced into debating a hugely significantly piece of legislation in just two days with barely any notice or an analysis of the economic impact of this bill.

 

“The Prime Minister is the author of his own misfortune.

 

“So I make this offer to him tonight: work with all of us to agree a reasonable timetable, and I suspect this House will vote to debate, scrutinise – and I hope amend – the detail of this Bill.

 

“That would be the sensible way forward, and that’s the offer I make on behalf of the opposition tonight.”