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Watch: Ed Miliband Faces Off With David Davis

Accuses Davis of hypocrisy

10/10/2016 17:33

Ed Miliband faced off with David Davis during a debate over the powers of parliament in Brexit negotiations, accusing the minister of hypocrisy.

“As someone who for many years railed about the importance of the powers of backbenchers and parliament against the executive, can he give us now with a straight face an answer to the question where is the government’s mandate for its negotiations, either for this house or the country?”, he said.

On the Victoria Derbyshire show today Miliband denied he was seeking to reverse the result of the referendum but said he had become alarmed by talk of a “hard Brexit”, which could mean the UK no longer has access to the single market.

Miliband is part of cross-party alliance of pro-Europe MPs who have expressed concern at the pace towards a “hard Brexit” stance by the Government.

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