United Kingdom’S Withdrawal from the European Union

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:20 am on 29th March 2019.

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Photo of Richard Bacon Richard Bacon Conservative, South Norfolk 10:20 am, 29th March 2019

I am grateful to my hon. Friend, with whom I have regular discussions. He makes an interesting point about Germany, and the fact that the Bundesverfassungsgericht has often made that point. However, is it not true that that actually amounts to no more than, to coin a phrase, a political declaration by a court? Were it tested in front of the European Court of Justice, it would be shown that German law is inferior to European law in the same way as for every other member state. That is why we in the United Kingdom have to have legal exit and stop being a member state, however painful the route to get there.