Soubry SHOUTED DOWN by MPs as she demands Government 'stand up to' Brexiteers

Posted on Jan 29 2018 - 8:01pm by admin

Ms Soubry, Conservative MP for Broxtowe, was one of 11 Tory rebels to side with the opposition and deliver Theresa May a Brexit defeat by demanding parliament is offered a meaningful vote on the European Union withdrawal bill. 

Seemingly not content, the Remainer has continued on her conquest in a bid to soften Britain’s divorce from Brussels.

On Monday afternoon, MPs gathered in the House of Commons as an urgent question was asked in the wake of Brussels setting out the terms for Britain’s transitional phase as the country leaves the EU.

Speaking in the Commons, Ms Soubry said: “The CBI, which represents thousands of businesses across the United Kingdom, of all sizes and all sectors, just over a week ago called on the Government to put the interests of the economy over and above ideology.

“Does the minister agree, and if he does, when is the Government going to stand up against the hard Brexiteers, who mainly inhabit these benches – there’s only about 35 of them…”

Loud shouts of “no there aren’t” can be heard interrupting Ms Soubry after making the shock admission.

It is unclear where the heckling is coming from but it continues as Ms Soubry, herself, attempts to carry on with her speech.

She continues: “When is the Government going to see them off and make sure we get a sensible Brexit? Because if we don’t we will sleepwalk into a disastrous Brexit and suffer for generations to come.”

Robin Walker, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, assured his Conservative colleague that the Government puts the interests of Britain at the forefront of its Brexit negotiations.

“We are seeking a successful negotiation that delivers for the UK economy and our neighbours in the EU,” he said.

“But we need to be sure we are prepared for all eventualities. The implementation period has strong support for a wide range of business groups, and we are, therefore, trying to deliver that as swiftly as possible by the end of this quarter.”

 Brussels officials spent two minutes deciding on the terms of Britain’s transition from the European Union.

The EU released its list of demands, which EU ministers say the UK must agree to in order to secure the so-called transition period – also called an implementation period.

Britain must agree to free movement of people, accept the authority of the European Court of Justice and take on new rules passed by the bloc.

The proposed transition period is due to start after Britain formally quits the EU on March 29, 2019.

The exact length of the transition will last is still to be decided, but EU officials have insisted it cannot run past December 31, 2020.

Prominent Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg has expressed concerns that such an agreement will turn the UK into a “vassal state” and stranded in the EU in all but name.

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