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Part of European Union (Withdrawal) Act – in the House of Commons at 8:38 pm on 4th December 2018.

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Photo of Angus MacNeil Angus MacNeil Chair, International Trade Committee 8:38 pm, 4th December 2018

I hope that the hon. Gentleman will reflect for just a tiny moment on the fact that Ireland, which became independent of the UK 96 years ago, will this year be growing five times faster than the UK. For further understanding of that, it will take the UK five years to do what Ireland does in one year.