Mark Francois MP on Parliament: ‘I have seen better run Parish councils'

Mark Francois MP on Parliament: ‘I have seen better run Parish councils'

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Mark Francois from the European Research Group has said that he has seen “better run Parish councils” than what he saw in the House of Commons this week.

The vote on extending Article 50 comes after MPs defied the government and dramatically decided to rule out a no-deal withdrawal from the EU in scenes some Tory Brexiteers described as "chaotic".

 

 

This follows after Theresa May’s Brexit deal was defeated by a majority of 149 votes on Tuesday.

Mr Francois told talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer: “I have seen better run Parish Councils than what I saw in the House of Commons last night.”

 

'Settle the question once and for all' 

He also said he hoped Speaker John Bercow picked the amendment ruling out a second EU referendum, which has been tabled by Conservative MP Lee Rowley for tonight’s vote.

The amendment calls for MPs to respect the result of the 2016 EU referendum.

 

 

Signatories on the motion include former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab, ERG’s Steve Baker and DUP’s Westminster leader Nigel Dodds.

Mr Francois added that if Mr Bercow did choose the amendment, it would “settle the question once and for all”.