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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:43 pm on 17th December 2018.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex 3:43 pm, 17th December 2018

My right hon. Friend continues to negotiate changes to the backstop. Does she not agree that if those efforts were, unfortunately, to fail and if we are to avoid leaving without a deal, which we must at all costs avoid, it must now be critical that we build consensus in this House and forge a compromise that delivers Brexit while protecting British jobs and interests?