Case to answer over contempt of parliament

Case to answer over contempt of parliament

The government may be in contempt of parliament for declining to release its full legal advice on Britain's exit from the European Union.

That's according to the speaker John Bercow.

"I have considered the matter carefully and I am satisfied that there is an arguable case that a contempt has been committed," John Bercow told parliament. The issue will be taken up again in parliament first thing on Tuesday, he added.

The Labour Party and others sent a letter to Bercow asking him to consider launching contempt proceedings after Prime Minister Theresa May's government said it would not publish the full legal advice on the warnings it may have received regarding the withdrawal.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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