Eu: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Motions)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:59 pm on 1st April 2019.

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Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry Independent, Broxtowe 7:59 pm, 1st April 2019

It is a pleasure to follow Vicky Ford. I suggest that there is the real rub of what is going on, or the danger we face tonight if we do not look at what is behind what seems like a lot of sensible compromise. My real fear is that unless we vote for motions (E) and (G), which I will vote for, the Government will, as Mr Bradshaw phrased it, put it in the bag and table yet again, for another vote, the Prime Minister’s withdrawal agreement and slip into the political declaration either the customs union or the so-called common market 2.0. I will not vote for the customs union because it does not deliver the frictionless trade that our manufacturing sector desperately needs. My concern about motion (D) is exactly that.