Prime Minister Theresa May has struggled to answer MPs’ questions over her Chequers White Paper plan at Wednesday’s Liaison Committee of the House of Commons.


When Angus MacNeil (SNP) asked: “Where else in the world does this exist?” (May’s proposal to maintain frictionless trade between the Britain and the European Union.)

Theresa May answered: “Well it doesnt, it’s a novel idea!”



Yvette Cooper (Labour) repeatedly tried to get a clear answer from Theresa May to this simple question: “Will we or won’t we expect the EU to collect our tariffs?”



Yvette Cooper then asked: “... don’t you (Theresa May) have a problem that you are just actually not being straight about the language and what it is you are actually proposing... so everybody is confused and as a result nobody trusts what the government is doing!”



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Norman Lamb (LibDem) asked Theresa May: “Have you made any progress on Galileo?”

Theresa May replied: “There continues to be difficulties about, Galileo...”



Later on, Theresa May explained to Bernard Jenkin (Conservatives) that 70 ‘technical notices’ will be published in August/September to prepare citizens and businesses in the event of a no-deal outcome. Mmm!



Finally, Sarah Wollaston (Conservatives) tried to find out when and how the public will be informed about the consequences of a no-deal outcome...

What a struggle to get an answer!



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(This piece was first published as a Twitter thread and turned into the above article with the purpose of reaching a larger audience. It has been minorly edited and corrected.)


(Cover: Screenshot of Theresa May at the Liaison Committee of the House of Commons, 18 July 2017.)



     

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