“We will continue to be a leading member of NATO, we will continue to be a leading defence nation, and we will continue to contribute in a whole variety of ways across nuclear, cyber, and conventional capabilities.”
WATCH: The EU Withdrawal Bill has now been passed, says the Prime Minister. We’re delivering – and getting on with the job.
“Over the next few weeks, we will publish more details of our proposed future relationship with the EU in White Paper.”
WATCH: “I am prepared to accept the Government’s difficulty” – Grieve calls off his ‘meaningful vote’ rebellion
The former rebel-in-chief says he is reassured by “the obvious acknowledgement of the sovereignty of this place…in black and white.”
Asked about his “sabotage” amendment, the peer formerly known as Douglas Hogg admits negotiating with the Labour front bench on the topic.
WATCH: Lord True – “People outside this House are getting a little bit tired of Parliamentary games”
“They want to know when they are going to get Brexit, when it will be delivered, and when it will be done”.
The Prime Minister say it’s important “we recognise the concerns that people have about the role of parliament”.
When asked if resigning was worth it, he says, “I think I moved the government on its position”.
WATCH: Braverman says that “tying the hands of government” has a “detrimental consequence” for the UK-EU negotiations
The Brexit minister says the government needs “as much flexibility as possible to go back and negotiate with the EU”.
The Prime Minister discusses how her “ten-year plan for the NHS” will be funded.
But, he adds, “I’m not going to gainsay what the Lords will produce”, and “the Lords are just as important an element in this as the Commons”.
WATCH: Ashworth – “We know what [May] is really talking about is increasing borrowing and increasing taxation”
The Shadow Health Secretary adds that Labour will “match” the Conservative’s NHS spending increase but is “prepared to go further”.
…but that now, “We might as well have not done the whole negotiation”.
The Labour leader appeared to confuse the transition period and the proposed backstop at PMQs.
WATCH: Ici Londres – Remainer MPs should be honest and admit they are trying to scupper, not scrutinise, Brexit, argues Daniel Hannan
“From the EU’s point of view, why would you make any concessions as long as Remainers in the Lords and Commons are doing your work for you?”
The Solicitor-General offers to meet the rebel-in-chief to discuss his amendment. Meanwhile, Rees-Mogg mounts a constitutional argument against it.