Iain Duncan Smith raises his concerns about the Prime Minister’s draft Brexit agreement, in particular about the mechanism for coming out of the backstop which requires agreement from both the UK and the EU so that if the EU did not agree we would be locked in to an arrangement against our will.
Iain Duncan Smith calls on the Government to act to protect London’s Black Cabs and tackle the huge increase in the number of private hire vehicles and unfair competition practices, much of which is due to Uber.
Speaking in a debate on the police use of stop and search, Iain Duncan Smith states that whilst previously it was often too random, the police must make better use of the power as it clearly has a part to play in the reduction of violence and use of drugs.
Following the Government response to an Urgent Question on the delay to the implementation of the cut in stake from £100 to £2 for fixed odds betting terminals, Iain Duncan Smith calls on the Government to think again and bring the implementation date forward to stop FOBTs destroying lives and families.
Following the Prime Minister’s statement on the EU negotiations and the European Council, Iain Duncan Smith asks the Prime Minister how long any interim arrangement would need to be in place if the final Brexit deal requires us to temporarily remain in the customs union.
Iain Duncan Smith questions the Prime Minister about the timing of any temporarily measure that would see us remaining in the customs union
Following the Brexit Secretary’s statement on progress in the negotiations to leave the EU and on the Government’s planning for no deal, Iain Duncan Smith highlights the recent paper by Lord Trimble and David Davis outlining practical solutions for the Northern Ireland border issue and that there is no need for a backstop proposal.
Following the Prime Minister’s statement to the House of Commons on the NATO Summit, Iain Duncan Smith questions her about Germany and the Nord Stream 2 pipeline which will have the strategic effect of diminishing the likelihood of Ukraine and other eastern European countries of being able to support themselves and leave them open to pressure from Russia.
Iain Duncan Smith raises his misgivings about the Government’s Brexit proposals and asks about the plans on migration, specifically whether the UK would withdraw the rights to benefits of those who come without jobs.