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Part of Prime Minister – in the House of Commons on 13th March 2019.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition, Leader of the Labour Party

Former Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Mr Paterson, said while campaigning to leave in the referendum—this is not the kind of language I would use—that

“Only a madman would actually leave” the single market.

The Prime Minister has previously said that we cannot just reject no deal; we need to be for something. With her own deal now so decisively rejected, can the Prime Minister inform us what she is now for? Does she recognise that the Labour alternative—the five pillars we put forward—is the credible show in town, available and ready to be negotiated? Is it not time she moved on from her red lines and faced the reality of the situation she has got herself, her party, this Parliament and this country into?