United Kingdom’S Withdrawal from the European Union

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:47 am on 29th March 2019.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Conservative, Beaconsfield 11:47 am, 29th March 2019

There may be one thing that unites most of us on both sides—the utterly wearying quality of the debate on which we have engaged for so long. As a consequence, when we find ourselves presented with an opportunity that might bring that debate to a conclusion, there is always a temptation to look at it and think that it could be a way out. That is particularly the case, because for many of us, although I accept not all, the sword of Damocles of a no-deal Brexit hangs over us and that sword is a matter of huge anxiety. I happen to believe that it would be catastrophic for this country.