EU Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Changes

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:37 pm on 7th January 2019.

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Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands Conservative, Chelsea and Fulham 3:37 pm, 7th January 2019

Did my right hon. Friend see the interview in the Augsburger Allgemeine on 11 December given by Martin Selmayr, secretary-general of the European Commission in which he said about the Commission:

“We have negotiated hard, and realised all our objectives”?

He says that the agreement

“shows that leaving the EU…doesn’t work”.

Other Brussels officials have said that the UK is “locked in” and that

“losing Northern Ireland is the price Britain has to pay for Brexit”.

Is my right hon. Friend really as enthusiastic as Martin Selmayr and the Commission about this agreement?