An awkward moment for David Davis at the Brexit committee this morning when part of a speech he gave in 2013 was quoted to him.
MPs raised the Brexit Secretary’s attention to the fact he made the case then for remaining in the Customs Unions if Britain left the EU – which the Government is now adamant is not an option.
This is what he said in a speech, titled “Europe – time to decide”, which can still be found on his website:
Here’s how Davis responded when that rather awkward u-turn was pointed out:
“I looked at the facts and as the facts changed I changed my mind”
DO YOU THINK MAYBE YOU SHOULD LET THE COUNTRY DO THE SAME THING? pic.twitter.com/YeMk1KV9fC
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) January 24, 2018
If Davis is allowed to change his mind as the facts change, then so are voters…