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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th January 2017.

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Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Conservative, North East Bedfordshire 12:00 am, 18th January 2017

May I commend my right hon. Friend for what she said yesterday, and not least for her constructive tone and constructive approach to the European Union and its future? That was in marked contrast to what we have heard from others over the years, from many different quarters in the United Kingdom. Will my right hon. Friend confirm that that constructive tone will remain, as the best base for securing an agreement between us and the EU that is in our mutual interest? Will she also confirm that the default position of “no deal” will remain a default position, and that the Government will not be persuaded to make it their preferred option?