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Leaving the Eu: Customs

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:35 pm on 16th May 2018.

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Photo of Emma Reynolds Emma Reynolds Labour, Wolverhampton North East 5:35 pm, 16th May 2018

Maybe I can take the extra time.

While I welcome the motion, I regret that the Government have used today’s debate to focus on process rather than substance, because there are some crucial issues around the customs union and at the heart of today’s debate. It is laughable that Conservative Members should be lecturing the Labour party about acting irresponsibly and against the national interest when their party consistently puts party interests above the national interest, when their party’s Foreign Secretary has called the Prime Minister’s own proposals for a customs partnership “crazy”, and when their party likes to debate these issues in national newspapers rather than this Chamber.