all sides” to make the most of the hand dealt by the electorate. At last.
The second was by newly elected Tory MP Alex Burghart who said Parliament’s duty was to get Brexit right. “We should carry on sitting until our work is done; if we have to sit late, if we have to sit some Fridays, if we have to think about the length of recess, we must. The importance of getting the Bill right goes beyond those concerns. This is a job that requires sacrifice,” he said.
Given Brexit was supposedly about ‘taking back control’, it should mean empowering – and reinvigorating – Parliamentary debate and sovereignty (something David Davis championed before becoming Brexit Secretary). It will not happen, however, if debate and scrutiny is stifled like this so Ministers cannot be held to account. The consequence will be even more politicians from the scripted soundbite generation ignoring pertinent questions because they don’t know any better.
THE IMPORTANCE of debating skills was