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Labour fury over reference to Mo Mowlam

Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay provoked fury among Labour MPs by invoking the memory of Mo Mowlam while speaking in support of the deal

By Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

@aiden_corkery
20th October, 2019

Mo Mowlam, the late Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay provoked fury among Labour MPs by invoking the memory of Mo Mowlam while speaking in support of the deal.

Barclay said it was time for the House of Commons to come together and move forward. “Someone who previously did that, and who many members of the house will still remember, was the former secretary of state for Northern Ireland, Mo Mowlam.”

He pointed out that the late politician’s autobiography...

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