Speaking in the debate on the General Election, Iain Duncan Smith intervenes to question why it makes a difference where a student casts their vote and to raise concerns at rushing changes to the constitution as demonstrated by the failure of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act.
Following the Government statement on the plans for workers’ rights after the UK leaves the EU, Iain Duncan Smith rejects the suggestion that the British workers rights are only safe in the EU, highlighting an European Court of Justice ruling that, with imported workers, puts business rights over workers rights.
Iain Duncan Smith backs the Prime Minister’s EU Withdrawal Agreement and the timetable and tells MPs that a significant amount of the text has not changed from previous agreements so the timetable can be achieved and it is time to give reality to the referendum in 2016.
Iain Duncan Smith seeks reassurance from the Prime Minister that in the free trade agreement negotiation that Northern Ireland would be treated exactly the same as any other part of the UK.
Iain Duncan Smith highlights a Centre for Social Justice report that show only 15% of people in the UK ever progress beyond entry-level work and calls on the Government to encourage businesses to do on-the-job training so those people can move on and increase their salaries.