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Episode 28: Dominic Grieve 'Mutineer-In-Chief? Not at all - I'm just trying to help'
In this week's episode of Chopper's Brexit Podcast senior Conservative MP and former Attorney-General Dominic Grieve speaks out after being labelled 'Mutineer-In-Chief' for leading a Tory rebellion against Theresa May's plan to enshrine the date the UK leaves the EU into law. Mr Grieve tells The Telegraph's Chief Political Correspondent Chris Hope that now as many as 27 Conservative MPs are willing to vote against the Prime Minister's amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill. Also on the show, Labour's Shadow International Trade Secretary Barry Gardiner and former Conservative Brexit Minister David Jones swap the Commons debating chamber for the more relaxed surroundings of the Red Lion pub - and give us two opposing views of how the Brexit bill vote will play out. Mr Gardiner tells Chris why he 'thanks God' for Dominic Grieve - arguing that his interventions on the legal detail will build stronger legislation. We hear from a whistleblower whose role was to brief the EU Commission about its own accounts, who has a stark warning about the multi-billion Euro deficit the organisation is facing. Also this week, we're talking vote-winning policy ideas. We hear George Freeman MP, chair of the Conservative Policy Forum, Helen Whateley MP and Robert Colville, new director of the Centre for Policy Studies. Mr Freeman explains why he thinks a radical new approach to housing could be the key to success at the ballot box in 2022.view more
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