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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:10 pm on 27th March 2019.

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Photo of Valerie Vaz Valerie Vaz Shadow Leader of the House of Commons 2:10 pm, 27th March 2019

I thank the right hon. Lady for her intervention. On the question of whether the withdrawal agreement can be amended, I have sitting beside me the shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, my right hon. and learned Friend Keir Starmer, who has been in discussions with the European Union. We have been in the European Union for more than 40 years, and we know that it would be open to any discussions, such as those that it has held with my right hon. and learned Friend, if that was what was decided. We cannot ignore what our constituents—people of all generations—said to us when they took time out last weekend to tell Parliament exactly what was going on.