Uk’S Withdrawal from the European Union

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:33 pm on 13th March 2019.

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Photo of George Eustice George Eustice Conservative, Camborne and Redruth 5:33 pm, 13th March 2019

I resigned from the Government two weeks ago over the issues that we will be debating in the days ahead. Since Parliament has now taken direct control of events and decisions in this negotiation, I wanted to be free to participate in that debate and to make the case publicly on the Back Benches that I have made privately within the Government over the past year.

I fear that Parliament has set us on a dangerous course. We are in real danger, today, of signalling to the European Union and others that we are too scared to leave without a deal and, tomorrow, of ordering the Prime Minister to go on her hands and knees, and cap in hand, to Brussels—