Foreign Affairs Committee

Part of Exiting the European Union (Agriculture) – in the House of Commons at 3:38 pm on 19th March 2019.

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Photo of Ian Austin Ian Austin Independent, Dudley North 3:38 pm, 19th March 2019

I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving way, because I hope it will allow me to reassure Sir Patrick McLoughlin that my views on foreign policy have not changed at all. The values that inform my work on the Committee have not altered in the slightest since I was selected by the Labour party to be a member of it. The arguments I put forward and the way that I scrutinise Ministers have not changed at all. I am absolutely clear that I stand up for the mainstream, decent values of the Labour party that I have stood up for all my life. That is the work I bring to the Committee, and I hope that that reassures the right hon. Gentleman.