New Partnership with the EU

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:51 pm on 17th January 2017.

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Photo of David Davis David Davis The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union 1:51 pm, 17th January 2017

I have considered them, but the idea that I might talk about them is another matter. There is a naive belief in modern politics that we have to establish, in some butch way, red lines. If we were to establish a red line, we would invite those with whom we are negotiating to make that red line very expensive. I do not therefore intend to get into the business of laying out red lines here, there and everywhere; I intend to get the best possible outcome for the country.