Customs duties

Part of European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:30 pm on 20th December 2017.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Chair, Work and Pensions Committee 6:30 pm, 20th December 2017

Is it not—[Interruption.] Yes, I am sorry, but I have got in again. One of the truths that we have to bear in mind—people on the outside will remember this even if people on the inside wish to deny it—is that from very word go, according to the great Guardian record of the European experiment, the great fear was that we the British people could not be told where this journey was taking us. Those of us who wanted a date and a time—even a British time—were concerned that large numbers of people throughout our whole history of being in the European Union have never been straight with the British people about where the journey was ending.