BBC Presenter Emily Maitlis interviewed Lord Lilley after the Internal Market Bill passed its first hurdle in Parliament. Emily, in her anti-Brexit fashion, asked: “The vote has paved the way for the breaking of international law, and I wonder if you’re proud of your party tonight.” With a question asked like that you instantly think you know where this is going to go, but Lord Lilley held his ground. He fired back saying: “I believe governments are bound by the law should follow accepted precedent and keep their Manifesto president promises. And I think this bill does all those things”.
Maitlis then tries to take a second cheap shot swipe at the brexiteer saying: “The international agreement to withdraw an agreement is only the law of the land because we made it the law of the land in Parliament bypassing the withdrawal out cause you signed it into law”. Lord Lilley fought back, saying: “No, we didn’t sign it into law. We passed it into law with an act of Parliament and in that act of Parliament. We included Clauses say Saying that Parliament retained the right to override parts of it and that is what we potentially will have to do.” Emily Maitlis face wasn’t pleased because of the quickfire returns from Lord Lilley. It was clear to see that Maitlis met her match in being a stern. The video above shows the whole battle of words.