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Watch: Iain Duncan Smith Calls Keir Starmer A 'Second Rate Lawyer'

Things get heated

10/10/2016 17:14 | Updated 10 October 2016

In a heated debate over the role of parliament in deciding the terms of Brexit, Iain Duncan Smith called Keir Starmer, former director of public prosecutions, “a second-rate lawyer who doesn’t even understand the parliamentary process”

 After Starmer criticised a statement by Brexit minister David Davis, who rejected calls for MPs to vote on negotiating terms, Smith said:

“May I congratulate my right honourable friend on his statement, and may I urge him to resist the temptation to take advice from a second-rate lawyer who doesn’t even understand the parliamentary process.”

Starmer’s Labour allies tweeted to defend him:

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