UK’s Withdrawal from the EU

Part of Business of the House (Today) – in the House of Commons at 3:07 pm on 14th February 2019.

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Photo of Henry Smith Henry Smith Conservative, Crawley 3:07 pm, 14th February 2019

I am very grateful to the right hon. Gentleman for mentioning the status quo, because I do not think the status quo of remaining inside the European Union is good for this country. The European Union is increasingly a protectionist bloc. The European Union is not outward and global in its approach. This country, with its unique global links, can use them to have a much more positive future, instead of locking itself into the ever closer union that is producing a democratic deficit at the heart of the EU, not to mention things such as a European army.