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Watch: Cox reacts to being found in contempt

Watch: Cox reacts to being found in contempt
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In an exceptional move, MPs have just voted to hold the government in contempt of Parliament for not releasing legal advice on the draft withdrawal agreement with the EU.

While not being named specifically by the motion, it was the Attorney General, Geoffrey Cox, who was the figurehead for the contempt proceedings, and as you can imagine, he was not pleased to possibly be the first government legal advisor to be held in contempt in recent history.

Mr S thinks his reaction speaks for itself:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ85qUBccd8&feature=youtu.be

Earlier in the debate, the Attorney General already looked close to tears when he was defended by his colleague Nadine Dorries:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q84fD-sa60

It's safe to say that it's not been a good week for Cox.

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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