European Council

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:43 pm on 11th April 2019.

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Photo of John Baron John Baron Conservative, Basildon and Billericay 1:43 pm, 11th April 2019

The fact remains that we would have left the EU by now on World Trade Organisation terms if the Prime Minister had not extended deadlines. The investment decisions underpinning our strong economic performance in recent years have been taken in the full knowledge that we could be leaving on WTO terms. Will the Prime Minister therefore show more confidence and commit to the House that if this Parliament does not pass a deal we will be leaving on WTO terms—terms by which we profitably trade with many countries outside the EU?