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European Council

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:40 pm on 25th March 2019.

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Photo of Edward Leigh Edward Leigh Conservative, Gainsborough 3:40 pm, 25th March 2019

Has the Prime Minister noted the fourth section of the European Council conclusions, which states:

“Any unilateral commitment, statement or other act should be compatible with the letter and the spirit of the Withdrawal Agreement”?

In noting the words “any” and “should” and the tense of this conclusion, does the Prime Minister conclude with me that it would be legally enforceable and allowable for the United Kingdom to give further interpretation on a unilateral declaration to reassure colleagues on our ability to exit the backstop?