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Part of European Union (Withdrawal) Act – in the House of Commons at 2:14 pm on 15th January 2019.

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Photo of Geoffrey Cox Geoffrey Cox The Attorney-General 2:14 pm, 15th January 2019

I am admiring my right hon. and learned Friend’s speech minute by minute, but there is one point on which he is wrong. We cannot revoke article 50 unless we provide satisfactory evidence to the European Union that we are cancelling our departure—not suspending it, not pausing it, but cancelling it.