Exiting the European Union

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:45 pm on 10th December 2018.

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Photo of Rehman Chishti Rehman Chishti Conservative, Gillingham and Rainham 3:45 pm, 10th December 2018

Like many other colleagues, I was hoping to speak in the debate and outline my reasons why I would be opposing this deal and voting against it. Can the Prime Minister clarify this specific point for me? She has talked about manifesto commitments. May I refer her to page 36 of the Conservative party manifesto, which says:

“As we leave the European Union, we will no longer be members of the single market or customs union”?

How does that reconcile with the deal that we have and the Attorney General’s advice at paragraph 7 on the customs union and the single market?