The Committee for Exiting the European Union visited Brussels after the summer recess and heard from Michel Barnier, Chief Negotiator, European Commission. I asked him about the Chequers proposal.Read more
The Secretary of State for the Department for Exiting the European Union, Dominic Raab, appeared before the European Scrutiny Committee. I asked him about the Chequers deal and what is the Government's plan B.Read more
Barnier has ruled out May’s Chequers plan and Rabb should be ruling out a Canada-style deal which would have no solution to Irish border, & nothing on services – our biggest asset, but he failed to do so here. The only way forward is a unifying EEA-based Brexit.
My question the to Brexit Minister:Read more
Committee For Exiting The European Union Hears From Permanent Secretary, Department for Exiting the EU
In a meeting of the Committee for Exiting the European Union, I asked the Head of UK Governance Group and Permanent Secretary, Department for Exiting the European Union, about the Salzburg Summit, how prepared DExEU is for the range of different scenarios that could come out of the Brexit vote, and whether DExEU has prepared a sector by sector analysis.Read more
Dominic Raab appeared before the Committee For Exiting The European Union. I asked him about Vote Leave donations and called him out on the many worrying comments he has made over the years about our rights and protections.Read more
I asked the Brexit Secretary to guarantee that he'll produce an impact assessment on the government's Brexit deal well in advance of the crucial vote in the autumn, so that MPs can make an informed decision. Let's see if he manages it.Read more
The Committee for Exiting the European Union heard evidence from the Association of British Insurers, the City of London Corporation, and the Commercial Broadcasters Association on the implications of the UK's departure from the EU for the British services sector. I asked them about what an EEA based Brexit would mean for the services sector.Read more
I sent a letter from 45 MPs to the Speaker Committee on the Electoral Commission, calling for reforms that would help to restore trust in our democracy, and bring this analogue regulator into the digital age.
You can read the letter below:Read more
During the debate over the future relationship between the UK and EU I challenged the Government benches over whether the Chequers deal is absolutely dead in the water.Read more
The Prime Minister came to the House to answer questions on the NATO Summit, I asked her why she keeps dancing to the Brexiteers tune. The ink is barely dry on her Chequers deal, but she’s killing it by capitulating to the likes of Rees-Mogg.Read more