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Crawley MP uses historical quote to dig at Speaker as emergency Brexit debate is considered



Brexit fever is not going away anytime soon, well unless the country actually does leave on the 31st, but even then the hype, debates, arguments and worry over what is actually going to happen will doubtless rage on for many months.

So it comes as no surprise that an Emergency Debate over Brexit has been requested in the House Of Commons.

Now Crawley’s own MP has been rather vocal in his thoughts over whether the Speaker of House John Bercow will allow this debate to go ahead.

Paraphrasing the historic quote from Sir Gerald Templer Mr Smith tweeted:

But with all eyes on parliament today (and for the next few weeks) it will be a fascinating series of events that could determine where the country is headed in the coming weeks.

Crawley voted in favour of leaving the EU in the referendum two years ago and with a new Brexit party candidate now on the scene it will make for a fascinating election if one was to take place.

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Henry Smith: Getting Brexit Done in Parliament

In his article this week, Crawley MP Henry Smith talks about finally getting Brexit done.



After three and a half years, which included one referendum, two general elections, and the British people’s clear decision on each of these occasions, last night in the House of Commons I joined my Conservative colleagues in voting for the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill at its third reading, which passed by 330 votes to 231.

This means the Bill has completed its progress through the Commons and now heads to the House of Lords.

This legislation will ensure that the UK ceases to be an EU member at 11pm on 31st January; the EU Communities Act 1972 will be repealed and we will enter the implementation period.

It is time for our nation to focus on other priorities. The Chancellor’s first Budget will take place in March, and will set out this Government’s plans to unleash Britain’s potential.

These include tackling the cost of living for hard-working people, delivering world-class public services like our NHS and investing in green infrastructure to reduce carbon emissions.

At the start of 2020 we can make sure that we enjoy a decade of renewal – let’s take this opportunity and make the most of it.

Henry Smith MP
Crawley Constituency

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