EU Exit Negotiations

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:40 pm on 5th December 2017.

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Photo of Pat McFadden Pat McFadden Labour, Wolverhampton South East 12:40 pm, 5th December 2017

The Prime Minister’s humiliation yesterday, when she was forced to disagree with herself, shows that this is less a negotiation and more a set of decisions, and those decisions are being framed by the contradictory red lines that the Government have thrown out, without regard to the consequences, on a hard border, the single market and the customs union. The Secretary of State’s colleague Ruth Davidson said this morning:

“If regulatory alignment in a number of specific areas is the requirement for a frictionless border, then the Prime Minister should conclude this must be on a UK-wide basis.”

She is right, is she not?