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Part of Immigration (Time Limit on Detention) – in the House of Commons at 4:10 pm on 5th December 2018.

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Photo of Stephen Crabb Stephen Crabb Conservative, Preseli Pembrokeshire 4:10 pm, 5th December 2018

My right hon. Friend is making a clear and compelling speech. Given that it has been pretty clear for 12 months that the withdrawal agreement would include a Northern Irish backstop and that that would have some teeth to it, and that there was no way that the EU or the Irish Government were going to agree to a backstop with an end date because then it would not be a backstop, how does he propose that we overcome that problem? What does voting down the deal next Tuesday do to make a solution to the problem he sets out any more likely?