Exiting the European Union (Sanctions)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:10 pm on 9th April 2019.

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Photo of Joan Ryan Joan Ryan Independent, Enfield North 2:10 pm, 9th April 2019

I am not in any way opposing the regulations, but if we are going to continue, and we should, to work closely with the EU—I agree with what the Minister said about a united front on sanctions, otherwise they are pretty useless—we need to be clearer for the EU to understand where we will just be rolling forward its sanctions and where we might be doing something different. The question has been put two or three times, but I do not think the answer is very clear. I am worried that we hear a lot less about the purpose and the way in which they will be applied. I do not see how we can be expected to make a fully informed decision when we cannot have full information about the countries in question.