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European Union (Withdrawal) Act

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 8:12 pm on 25th March 2019.

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Photo of Angus MacNeil Angus MacNeil Chair, International Trade Committee 8:12 pm, 25th March 2019

Free movement is of course a double-sided coin. The hon. Gentleman mentioned immigration, but there is also emigration. We have seen on the television some people who voted for Brexit and then decided to retire to Spain now ruing the day of their rash action when they followed some of the crasser tabloid newspapers. When we talk about freedom of movement, we must remember that we are talking about rights that the hon. Gentleman enjoys, which he is perhaps trying to take away from everybody else and himself.