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Commons Chamber - Wed 30 Dec 2020
View Margaret Beckett's contibutions to: European Union (Future Relationship) Bill
Cabinet Office

Today is the day on which the Prime Minister promised us that he would get Brexit done, in one of the many sermons and catchphrases …

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Commons Chamber - Tue 22 Oct 2019
View Margaret Beckett's contibutions to: Business of the House
Leader of the House

I had not intended to seek to intervene on this exchange, but I am so offended by the remarks of the hon. Member for Shipley …

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Commons Chamber - Tue 22 Oct 2019
View Margaret Beckett's contibutions to: Business of the House
Leader of the House

It is not the truth; it is in fact something which we are only allowed to call a terminological inexactitude—in other words, it is absolute …

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Commons Chamber - Mon 01 Apr 2019
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Leader of the House

Being something of a traditionalist in these matters, I have a good deal of sympathy with the points that the hon. Gentleman is making. I …

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Commons Chamber - Mon 01 Apr 2019
View Margaret Beckett's contibutions to: EU: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Motions)
Department for Exiting the European Union

I shall seek to be extremely brief, Mr Speaker, because I have been fortunate enough to catch your eye before on these matters.

One of …

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Commons Chamber - Mon 01 Apr 2019
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Department for Exiting the European Union

I agree that that would make it infinitely easier. The EU might be convinced of that on the basis of our wanting to hold such …

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Commons Chamber - Mon 01 Apr 2019
View Margaret Beckett's contibutions to: EU: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Motions)
Department for Exiting the European Union

I am trying to be brief, but all right.

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Commons Chamber - Mon 01 Apr 2019
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Department for Exiting the European Union

I am sorry, but I utterly reject the notion that what I am proposing does not honour the outcome of the 2016 referendum, and I …

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Commons Chamber - Mon 01 Apr 2019
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Department for Exiting the European Union

I am happy to agree with my hon. Friend about that, but I hope it cuts both ways. I heard the hon. Member for Grantham …

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Commons Chamber - Mon 01 Apr 2019
View Margaret Beckett's contibutions to: EU: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Motions)
Department for Exiting the European Union

I am sorry, but I really must go on.

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Commons Chamber - Mon 01 Apr 2019
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Department for Exiting the European Union

I did; all right.

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Commons Chamber - Mon 01 Apr 2019
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Department for Exiting the European Union

I am duly grateful to the hon. Gentleman.

What is most often heard in these discussions is the argument that to hold a confirmatory vote …

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Commons Chamber - Wed 27 Mar 2019
View Margaret Beckett's contibutions to: EU: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Votes)
Department for Exiting the European Union

On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I would be grateful if you could correct or confirm my recollection. I do not know what anybody …

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Commons Chamber - Wed 27 Mar 2019
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Leader of the House

I am not entirely at one with the right hon. Gentleman, although I have some sympathy with the point that is being made. Surely, however, …

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Commons Chamber - Wed 27 Mar 2019
View Margaret Beckett's contibutions to: EU: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Motions)
Department for Exiting the European Union

Negotiations succeed when no one gets everything they want but everyone gets something they want, and I hope that is the spirit in which we …

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