Today’s finding of contempt is a badge of shame for this Government – Starmer
Keir Starmer MP, Labour’s Shadow Brexit Secretary, commenting on the result of the vote in the House of Commons on the contempt motion, said:
“Today’s finding of contempt is a badge of shame for this Government. It is of huge constitutional and political significance.
“Never before has the House of Commons found Ministers in contempt of Parliament. It is highly regrettable that the Government has let it come to this, but Ministers left the opposition with no option but to bring forward these proceedings.
“By treating Parliament with contempt, the Government has proved it has lost its majority and the respect of the House. The Prime Minister can’t keep pushing Parliament away or avoiding responsible scrutiny.”