Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement

Part of Yemen – in the House of Commons at 6:40 pm on 10th September 2018.

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Photo of John Redwood John Redwood Conservative, Wokingham 6:40 pm, 10th September 2018

I am not suggesting that at all. That gentleman’s pension pot is a liability of the European Union. They entered into it, so I think it is something that they need to sort out. I do not think that the European Union should be the kind of body that stops people getting their pensions. I do not remember when we joined the European Union being given a big pot of money to reflect all the liabilities we inherited, so it is a bit difficult to understand why the reverse has to happen when we leave and we have to pay for the others. We simply were not given a whole load of money at the beginning to reflect the fact that we were going to have to pick up some of the pensions of civil servants who had been working in the EU before we arrived.