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Leaving the EU

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:47 pm on 9th July 2018.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 3:47 pm, 9th July 2018

There are issues that we would look at in any circumstances as the United Kingdom in relation to standards and the way in which we wish to operate, which could lead to our not being able to undertake all the commitments that somebody might want in a free trade deal. We could tear up all our regulatory standards, but I do not think that that is what we should do, I do not think that that is what this House wants us to do, and I do not think that that is what the public wants us to do. As we go forward, we will be making those trade deals. We specifically looked at whether the plan that we were putting forward would enable us to accede to the comprehensive and progressive agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, and it will.