Eu: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Motions)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:06 pm on 1st April 2019.

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Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands Conservative, Chelsea and Fulham 7:06 pm, 1st April 2019

On the customs union, I would like, if I can, to take the right hon. and learned Gentleman back a few years to when the Labour party was wholly opposed to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership—I think it was before he was in the House. At the time, the UK had a seat at the table. Now, as he is proposing it, the UK would not have a seat at the table and the EU would set our trade policy. Why is he in favour of that arrangement, particularly at a time when the United States says it wants to launch trade talks with the European Union? The EU has, in general, a system of social insurance, not our system for the NHS. How does he think that this is a better arrangement to defend his NHS?