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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:32 pm on 4th December 2018.

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Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening Conservative, Putney 2:32 pm, 4th December 2018

My right hon. and learned Friend is making a powerful argument. He is saying that the House should not have to choose between those principles, and what we should have expected was more leadership from those on both Front Benches in order to reach a proper, thoughtful solution on how to strike the right balance—just as we have on security matters, for example. This is a unique position we find ourselves in, but it was not beyond the wit of the political leaders in our country to reach a solution and avoid this point.