Leaving the EU

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:44 pm on 26th November 2018.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 3:44 pm, 26th November 2018

The initial discussion, of course, takes place between the two parties of the United Kingdom and the European Union, but there is a process that goes through the Joint Committee of the two bodies, and there is also an arbitration panel and an arbitration process that can be brought into operation in relation to that. Throughout the withdrawal agreement, in various elements, there are references to the good faith on both sides. If it is the case that the commitment to Northern Ireland has been met, it will be clear that we can come out of the backstop—were it the backstop that had been put in place in the first place.