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Part of European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:55 pm on 1st February 2017.

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Photo of Gerald Howarth Gerald Howarth Conservative, Aldershot 12:55 pm, 1st February 2017

The right hon. Gentleman raises the important issue of the future not only of ourselves but of the European Union. Is he not concerned that the European External Action Service now has 139 overseas posts and is increasingly asserting the authority of the European Union over the member states? That process will continue and we will not be part of it. We will be reasserting the sovereignty of these islands.