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European Council

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

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Transport) 3:43 pm, 17th December 2018

It is economically corrosive to delay the deal. For each day that passes, our economy is sliding down. People are becoming poorer and businesses are losing confidence. In the light of the political arithmetic that means the deal will fall, what discussions did the Prime Minister have with her European counterparts this weekend about alternatives, including the extension of article 50?