Commons Speaker blasts Kemi Badenoch over EU laws bonfire U-turn: ‘Who do you think you are speaking to?’

Lindsay Hoyle enraged by business secretary’s response to criticism

Jon Stone
Policy Correspondent
Thursday 11 May 2023 11:47 BST
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'Who do you think you are speaking to?': Lindsay Hoyle scolds Kemi Badenoch

Business secretary Kemi Badenoch has received a furious dressing down from the Commons Speaker over her attitude towards parliament and her U-turn on EU laws.

Speaker Lindsay Hoyle demanded to know "who do you think you are speaking to?" after Ms Badenoch gave what appeared to be a flippant response to concerns about the government’s approach.

The clash came during an urgent parliamentary question about the minister’s U-turn on the government’s "bonfire" of Brexit laws.

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