I bet to move,
That this House
has considered the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union.
Let me begin by paying tribute to my right hon. Friend Boris Johnson. I could not make it into the Chamber, but I listened to his personal statement from my office. I pay tribute to the huge service that he did to our country during his tenure as Foreign Secretary, and also to the passion and optimism with which he spoke in relation to Brexit.
Last week the Government published their White Paper “The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union”. It is a principled and pragmatic plan for the relationship that we wish to build for the future.