Iain Duncan Smith questions the Home Secretary about social security co-operation mentioned in the political declaration and whether the Government will rule out giving access to benefits for people who come from the EU so that businesses cannot bring people over on very low wages expecting them to claim benefits and live in squalid conditions.
During the opening day of the debate on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, Iain Duncan Smith asks the Leader of the Opposition if his party now supports a second referendum.
Following the statement from the Attorney General on the legal position of the Withdrawal Agreement, Iain Duncan Smith questions the Attorney General on the legal position of the terms “good faith” and “best endeavours” as referenced in the ending of the backstop.
Following the Government statement on Russian action in the sea of Azov, Iain Duncan Smith says Russia is now a pariah state and calls for the highest level of sanctions and interventions against the country which is illegally occupying Crimea and large sections of Ukraine and continues to intervene in Syria and the middle east.
Following the Prime Minister’s statement on the negotiations to leave the European Union, Iain Duncan Smith raises genuine concerns held by many people about what would happen if the UK was forced into the backstop and that the UK would therefore be in a weak negotiating position in its efforts to avoid the backstop.
Following the Prime Minister’s statement on the political declaration for the UK’s future relationship with the EU, Iain Duncan Smith calls on the PM to get the withdrawal agreement amended to remove the Northern Irish backstop which could result in special measures for Northern Ireland and the UK being forced into the customs union.
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.