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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 Andrew Bridgen Andrew Bridgen Conservative, North West Leicestershire 3:43 pm, 17th December 2018

Despite assurances from the Prime Minister that the backstop would be temporary, I remain very concerned that if this House approves the deeply flawed withdrawal agreement, we risk being trapped in the backstop indefinitely. Will my right hon. Friend confirm that income tax was introduced in 1799 as a temporary measure to pay for the Napoleonic wars?