David Davis says Rees-Mogg making EU ‘look great’ as he launches attack on Commons leader

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Mr Davis stated the House of Commons is currently lifeless due to the social distancing restrictions imposed by the UK Government. The former Brexit Secretary went on to criticise Mr Rees-Mogg’s running of the House of Commons and claimed that he was making the European Parliament “look great”. 

Mr Davis said: “The aim of House is to hold it up to account but not just that, also to drive the direction of policy.

“If he wants to see how it is not working properly there is the example of the six-person limit on gatherings which has not been enforced, of course, and can’t be enforced truthfully in a democracy.

“This would never have happened had it had to go through the proper procedures in this House.

“Similarly, the daft quarantine regulations that we have now got would have never survived the normal procedures of this House.

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“So democracy is critical to good Government.

“That is not what we are seeing here today.”

He continued: “I know it has always been an ambition of the Leader of the House to make the European Parliament look great, well he has succeeded today.

“The fact is this House has no life.

“It does not challenge Ministers properly as it currently stands.”

Despite Mr Davis’ criticism of the social distancing measures and quarantine rules imposed by the Government – London hospitals officially recorded no new COVID-19 deaths yesterday.

Matt Hancock declared the UK is “winning” the battle against COVID-19 following the news there were also no recorded COVID-19 deaths throughout Scotland and London hospitals on Sunday. 

The Health Secretary told the coronavirus daily briefing there is still further progress to be made in the fight against the coronavirus despite the breakthrough. 

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Mr Hancock said: “I am glad to be able to report that the number of deaths recorded in London hospitals yesterday was zero.

“Likewise in Scotland, there were no recorded deaths so that is very good news for the capital and for Scotland.

“All of this data is pointing in the right direction.

“This shows that we are winning the battle with this disease but also that there is further to go.”

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