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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 19th April 2016.

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Photo of Gerald Howarth Gerald Howarth Conservative, Aldershot 12:00 am, 19th April 2016

In his document published yesterday, the Chancellor posed the question:

“Is our national security best served by retreating from the world?”

I hope that he is not foolish enough to suggest that those of us who wish the United Kingdom to leave the European Union want to retreat from the world, because the truth is far from that. We want the United Kingdom to break free from the sclerotic shackles of the EU and its superstate, and embrace the exciting world out there that befits the world’s fifth largest economy, a nuclear power, and a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.