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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 Angus MacNeil Angus MacNeil Chair, International Trade Committee 3:43 pm, 17th December 2018

The Prime Minister made a deal with the EU on Ireland, and Ireland is right to keep her in a cage of her own making to make sure that the UK cannot backslide on its commitments. Last week, the EU27 will have noticed the sleekit way her Government changed the laws and moved the goalposts when dealing with Scotland in the Supreme Court. The reality is that, where once Britannia said it ruled the waves, now the EU’s big fear, as we have seen with Scotland, is that, when given the chance, Britannia will waive the rules and will be away on holiday before voting on any deal.