Published On: Tue, Oct 8th, 2019

Gove exposes Labour’s Kier Starmer huge Brexit U-turn in fiery Commons clash | UK | News


The ardent Brexiteer tore into Mr Starmer for voting against a Brexit deal for three times and trying to hinder the UK leaving the EU with the Benn Act. The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster added that “we need to leave” the EU. His comments come after numerous fiery clashes with Mr Starmer in Commons.

Speaking in the House of Commons, Mr Gove said: “In 2017 he said of the referendum, we had a decision and we respect that decision.

“He also said the Labour Party cannot spend all of its time trying to rub out yesterday and now accept a result which is honour-bound to respect.

“After voting against the deal three times, you rejected the opportunity to come to a consensus between the frontbenches in order to get a deal through.

“We in this Government have compromised, we are showing flexibility, we seek to leave without a deal but faced with the delaying tactics of the Opposition, we say on behalf of the 17.4million enough, we need to leave.”

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Earlier in Commons, Mr Gove ridiculed Sir Keir for failing to put any questions to him about the raft of contingency plans published on Tuesday morning.

Holding up the report, Mr Gove outlined Mr Starmer has time to read the no deal Brexit document ahead of it becoming public.

He said: “This document was made public three hours before the Rt Hon gentleman started asking questions.

“But he had, having had time to absorb 156 pages, not a single question about no deal preparation, not a single point to make about how any sector could be better prepared, not a single suggestion, query or contribution to make about how we can ensure that British business is in a robust position.”

He accused the prime minister of putting his political ambitions ahead of the interests of Britain and the wider European community and claimed the Brexiteer did not want to agree a deal with Brussels.

Mr Tusk said: “Boris Johnson, what’s at stake is not winning some stupid blame game.

“At stake is the future of Europe and the UK as well as the security and interests of our people.

“You don’t want a deal, you don’t want an extension, you don’t want to revoke, quo vadis?”



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