Watch now — Theresa May struggles to answer MPs’ questions over her Chequers plan.

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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