Watch: Yvette Cooper clashes with Caroline Nokes

Watch: Yvette Cooper clashes with Caroline Nokes
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Yvette Cooper got more than she bargained for when she had a go at immigration minister Caroline Nokes at today's home affairs committee. The Labour MP rebuked Nokes after she complained about the meeting overrunning, telling her:

You have been incredibly generous with your time and we really appreciate it. I would also say, however, we have only five months until these no deal arrangements have to be in place.

Nokes's response?

And with only five months to go some of my time this afternoon might have been scheduled for planning

Mr S thinks Nokes has a point...

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