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Watch: Anna Soubry and Jacob Rees-Mogg clash in the Commons

1 April 2019

4:52 PM

1 April 2019

4:52 PM

There are still a few hours to go until Parliament votes once again on Brexit, but it is already getting somewhat heated in the Commons. Anna Soubry attempted to take Jacob Rees-Mogg to task over his decision to back Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Here’s what she said:

Would he like to tell the House why it is that, a few weeks ago, he voted against the government’s withdrawal agreement, but on Friday he voted for it? And why he is entitled to a vote and to change his mind but the people of this country are not?

But unfortunately for Anna Soubry, her decision not to stand for a by-election having resigned the Tory whip came back to haunt her. Jacob Rees-Mogg had this to say in response:

The right honourable lady, the foremost campaigner for a second referendum, the right honourable lady who favours votes at every opportunity, except when having stood as a Conservative she does not offer herself to her constituents for them to decide whether they wish to have someone who has turned their coat as their member of parliament.

Mr S. thinks it is fair to say that there is no love lost between the former Tory party colleagues…


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