Brexit: Cabinet minister Geoffrey Cox joked about the contents of his 'codpiece' in the Commons

Greg Evans
Thursday 07 March 2019 15:30
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With a little more than 20 days to go until Brexit and not a deal or meaningful agreement in place, you would hope the MPs in parliament would be hard at work trying to solve the deadlock.

You probably won't be surprised to hear that that isn't the case at all as they are in fact talking about codpieces. Yes, really.

In a bizarre moment on Thursday morning, the attorney general Geoffrey Cox decided to brag about the contents of his underpants and how well everything down there was functioning.

Cox made the boast after he was asked by Labour MP Helen Goodman asked him about the government's policy towards reopening negotiations on the withdrawal agreement.

In response, Cox said:

It is government policy to achieve the necessary change in the backstop which will cause me to review and change my advice. That is government policy, that is the discussion we are having.

I would say Mr speaker that it has become known as 'Cox's codpiece' What I'm concerned to ensure is that what is inside the codpiece is in full working order.

This quite frankly surreal moment is in reference to Tory MP Steve Baker who dubbed Cox's attempts to satisfy hard-line Brexiteers on the backstop and Theresa May's deal as the aforementioned codpiece.

Although it all seemed like a barrel of laughs for Cox and his fellow MPs, who all had a jolly good chuckle at the remark, Twitter was somewhat lost for words.

Anna Soubry of The Independent Group was exactly complimentary of Cox's performance in the Commons today either.

If you aren't quite up to speed with the male fashion of the 1500s, a codpiece was a pouch or a flap that attached to the front of a pair of trousers and hung in a fashion that would cover a person's nether regions.

HT Mirror

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