Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st November 2018.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition, Leader of the Labour Party 12:00 am, 21st November 2018

The Prime Minister knows full well that with a new European Parliament in place next summer and a new European Commission at the same time, there will be less than a year for the negotiations on a future trade agreement and for her to achieve what she claims she can.

In February, the Prime Minister said that creating a customs and regulatory border down the Irish sea is something that

“no UK Prime Minister could ever agree to”.—[Official Report, 28 February 2018;
Vol. 636, c. 823.]

Can the Prime Minister explain why the backstop agreement would create exactly that border?