June European Council

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:54 pm on 2nd July 2018.

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Photo of Philip Hollobone Philip Hollobone Conservative, Kettering 4:54 pm, 2nd July 2018

The press speculation today is that the Prime Minister is in receipt of senior civil service advice that the European Union will not accept a bespoke deal. For any deal to be better than no deal, will the Prime Minister confirm that it needs to be a bespoke arrangement to suit the special needs of the fifth-largest economy in the world? Will she also confirm that we will not be forced to take an off-the-shelf option, such as the Norwegian model, and that the Department for Exiting the European Union and the Department for International Trade have been working their socks off to ensure that we get the bespoke arrangement that our country needs?