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Mr. Blackford said refused Brexit the extension of the transition period is a “reckless and stupid fight”, given the gloomy economic forecasts for the past few days and weeks. He said: “What we have to do is stop this discussion. The World Trade Organization says world trade could fall 32 percent this year. The IMF says the global economy will suffer the worst financial crisis since the 1930s and the OBR warns that the British economy could shrink 35 percent.

“Refusing to admit that extension is inevitable is not a clever negotiation tactic – it is a careless and stupid fight.

“Will the Secretary of State embrace common sense and recognize the need for an extension of Brexit?”

But Dominic Raab replied, and replied: “If the desire is to avoid more uncertainty, then the right thing to do is to double and get an agreement by the end of this year.

“If the desire is to dig ourselves out of the economic challenges we and the world face, the answer is to do this deal, provide business opportunities on both sides of the channel, and we do it as a British one.”

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LIVE PMQ: Dominic Raab clashes with Ian Blackford at the House of Commons (Image: PA)

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PMQS LIVE: Dominic Raab replies Sir Sir Keir Starmer (Image: SKY NEWS)

Update 12.40pm: Raab defends UK decision to opt out of joint EU PPE procurement

Labor MP Geraint Davies asked: “Britain has opted out of joint EU PPE procurement, ventilators and medical equipment.

“Can the First Secretary confirm whether this is a political or commercial decision?”

Mr. Raab replied: “The real problem is communication failure, we don’t get an original invitation to tender if you want.

“It is very clear to us that the scheme, with respect to the first batch of procurement throughout the European Union, will not make a significant extra difference or add any value to what we do here.

“We can see future procurement initiatives such as therapy.

“I can also assure him that we are working very closely with our EU partners on returns and repatriation and that is something we have taken advantage of throughout the EU scheme if it can help us share the costs and collaborative internationalist approaches taken by the British Government. . “

Update 12.37 noon: UK ‘leads in research and development’ with coronavirus vaccine

Raab stressed that the Government would aim to vaccinate “all people in Britain” and support “the most vulnerable and poorest countries” in immunizing their populations.

The Foreign Minister was asked by SNP MP Allan Dorans whether the British vaccine effort would be based on need alone and not wealth.

Raab said: “We have recently announced trials. We are leading the way in research and development.”

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PMQ LIFE: Sir Keir Starmer is pressing Dominic Raab for the Government’s lockout strategy (Image: SKY NEWS)

Update 12.32 pm: ‘We do it as a United Kingdom’ – Raab

Mr Raab replied at Mr Blackford, saying Britain would complete trade with the European Union by the end of this year, and would do so as “the British one”.

He said: “If his desire is to avoid more uncertainty, then the right thing to do is to double and get an agreement by the end of this year.

“If the desire is to dig ourselves out of the economic challenges we and the world face, the answer is to do this deal, provide business opportunities on both sides of the channel, and we do it as a British one.

Update 12.31 noon: Raab declined a call to extend the Brexit transition period

The Foreign Minister reiterated Britain’s aim to sign a trade agreement with the European Union before the end of the year to end uncertainty.

He told Commons: “Let’s be clear, our position hasn’t changed.

“The transition period ends on December 31, which is enshrined in law.

“There is no intention to change that and in fact what we have to do now is focus on eliminating additional uncertainties, entering into an agreement at the end of the year and allowing the United Kingdom and the European Union and all of its member states to bounce back because we have come through coronavirus.”

Update 12:30: Blackford accused Raab of “reckless and stupid gambling” with a transition period

Wesminster SNP leader Ian Blackford said: “What we have to do is stop this conversation.

“The World Trade Organization says world trade could drop 32 percent this year.

“The IMF says the global economy will suffer the worst financial crisis since the 1930s and the OBR warns that the British economy could shrink 35 percent.

“Refusing to admit that extension is inevitable is not a clever negotiation tactic – it is a careless and stupid fight.

“Will the Secretary of State embrace common sense and recognize the need for an extension of Brexit?”

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DIRECT PMQ: Ian Blackford criticized the Government during the Brexit transition period (Image: PALIAMENTLIVE.TV)

12.27 noon update: 250,000 of the Prime Minister’s corona virus testing targets a day remains an ‘aspiration’

Sir Keir said: “On March 12, seven weeks ago, the Prime Minister explained his plan, and his plan was to increase daily testing to 250,000 tests a day.

“I agree with him about that, I think that is the scale we must face, so can the First Secretary clarify that 250,000 tests a day are still the Government’s target, and if so, roughly when he thinks the Government will achieve that target?”

Mr Raab replied: “On testing, we now have a testing capacity of 73,400 every day – which is almost double the point where we were in the shipping box last week.

“In the daily tests conducted, that number is now 43,563, up from more than double 18,000 from the point where we were last week.”

He added: “Of course he is right to say that the target of 250,000 is still an aspiration, I will not specify a date.

“The key point is 100,000 milestones – very important to me – we are making good progress, only the first stepping stone towards testing is very important for broader testing, tracking and tracking regimes that we will need as we transition to the second phase.”

12.25 update: Starmer presses Raab over the lockout strategy

The Labor Party leader said: “The public needs to know what will happen in the next phase.

“I ask the government to be open with the British public about what happens next.

“Second businesses and schools need to plan ahead.

“Tell us when the Government will issue an exit strategy.”

Update 12:21 pm: Raab replied to the claim ‘getting worse doesn’t get better’

The Foreign Minister told Sir Keir: “I take exception with the claim that things are getting worse. The two main body members of our strategy are leveling the peaks we are going through and ensuring the NHS can overcome them.

“It has been successful so far and it is important for us to continue to work on it all.

“We are facing a global supply shortage from PPE. We are now an international choice buyer, we had 22 ventilator flights from China last week, three flights from Turkey with face protection and 140,000 dresses from Myanmar. “

The Labor Party leader replied: “I have tried not to base anything on my own personal opinion because I don’t think it helps.

“I have tried to stick to data and evidence rather than just coming up with opinions.”

Update 12.18 pm: Labor leader tells Raab about PPE ‘getting better, not worse’

Sir Keir said: “Protective equipment for the front line is very important and lives depend on it.

“You will hope that now things will get better, not worse.

“But a survey from the Royal College of Physicians published on Monday said one in four doctors still did not get the protective equipment they needed.

“This is a request from the front line so what happened and how quickly can it be fixed?”

12:15 update: Raab insists on responding to Starmer on fears in the nursing home

The Foreign Minister said: “It’s true to say there are challenges in nursing homes. We have made good progress overall in reducing community transmission.

“The main challenge in the nursing home is the greater challenge in the ups and downs of people to the care home.

“That is the single biggest challenge in terms of reducing transmission.

“We are expanding our workforce to 20,000 through a new recruitment campaign.”

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PMQS LIVE: The House of Commons is almost empty because ministers obey social distance (Image: SKY NEWS)

Update 12.11 noon: Starmer warns Britain on its path to have the ‘worst death rate in Europe’ from coronavirus

The Labor leader said he had added a total of 27,241 deaths from the corona virus so far, leaving Britain “probably on track to have the worst death rate in Europe”.

He told lawmakers: “Deaths in nursing homes appear to have increased because hospital deaths have declined.

“We’ve all heard expressions of real anxiety from nursing homes.

“Why does coronavirus continue to spread in nursing homes?”

Update 12.03pm: Raab pays tribute to NHS staff and social care staff

Mr Raab began by paying tribute to 85 NHS staff and 23 social care staff who had died of the corona virus while fighting the crisis.

He told MPs: “All members of the Council also want to join me in paying homage to 85 NHS workers and 23 social care workers who are very sad to die of the corona virus.

“My deepest sympathy is with their family and friends at a very difficult time, and we will continue to do anything to support them.”

The Foreign Minister also paid tribute to Captain Tom Moore, who has raised more than £ 29,000 so far.

Sir Keir also echoed comments from the Foreign Minister.

Update at 11.50: Johnson missed PMQ after his fiance gave birth to a baby boy

Boris Johnson will again be absent from PMQ after his fiance Carrie Symonds gave birth to a baby boy today.

Dominic Raab will represent the Deputy Prime Minister for the second week in a row



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