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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 Patrick McLoughlin Patrick McLoughlin Chair, European Statutory Instruments Committee 3:43 pm, 17th December 2018

We are told that the United Kingdom does not want the backstop. We are told that the European Union does not want to enter the backstop. What on earth is stopping the European Union giving us a legal guarantee that such a backstop would last only for a very short time?