Tory MP accuses government of 'tyranny' over Brexit strategy


Former minister backs Ed Miliband’s call for parliament to be given proper scrutiny of the process of leaving the EU

The government is set on “a rush to a hard Brexit” without allowing parliament to debate the terms, according to a Conservative MP who is backing Ed Miliband’s request for an urgent question on the issue in the Commons.

Anna Soubry, the former small business minister, said she had been in touch with the former Labour leader over the weekend and was supporting his request to the Speaker to press the government to allow proper parliamentary scrutiny of the Brexit process.

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