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Select committees have come of age in the Brexit parliament

Diligent MPs are filling the information vacuum because the government won’t

By Paul Wallace  

Brexit Secretary David Davis gives evidence to the Brexit Select Committee in the House of Commons, London. Photo:

Amber Rudd will not forget the occasion of her self-destruction. Her denial that there were official targets for removals of illegal immigrants was at a hearing of the Home Affairs Committee of the House of Commons. The former Home Secretary resigned on Sunday after accepting that she had inadvertently misled the committee when answering a question from Yvette Cooper, its Labour chair.

Departmental select committees were established almost four decades ago in the early years of Margaret Thatcher’s first…

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