Legal Advice: Prorogation Debate

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Legal Advice: Prorogation

David Hanson Excerpts
Wednesday 25th September 2019

(10 months, 2 weeks ago)

Commons Chamber
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Mr Geoffrey Cox Portrait The Attorney General - Parliament Live - Hansard

They don’t like to hear it, Mr Speaker. They don’t like the truth. Twice they have been asked to let the electorate decide whether they should continue to sit in their seats, while they block 17.4 million people’s votes. This Parliament is a disgrace. Given the opportunity—[Interruption.] Since I am asked, let me tell them the truth. They could vote no confidence at any time, but they are too cowardly to give it a go. They could agree to a motion to allow this House to dissolve, but they are to cowardly to give it a go. This Parliament should have the courage to face the electorate, but it won’t, because so many of them are really all about preventing us from leaving the European Union at all. But the time is coming, Mr Speaker, when even these turkeys won’t be able to prevent Christmas.

David Hanson (Delyn) (Lab) Parliament Live - Hansard
25 Sep 2019, 12:14 p.m.

I think the Attorney General will find that the moral right I have to sit in this House is due to an election called by the right hon. Member for Maidenhead (Mrs May), in which she lost 13 seats. I will represent my constituents as long as I sit in this House, and I am elected by the people to do so.

Will the Attorney General tell the House how much taxpayers’ money he has spent on closing down our voice?

Mr Geoffrey Cox Portrait The Attorney General - Hansard

All I am suggesting to the right hon. Gentleman is that he give his constituents the chance to elect him again. [Interruption.]