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

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Photo of Martin Whitfield Martin Whitfield Labour, East Lothian 1:43 pm, 11th April 2019

The deal will require ratification by the European Parliament. The current European Parliament will sit for the last time a week from today, and then after the elections it will meet just once in July to sort itself out. It will not really meet properly until October or November. Is an earlier leaving date not actually an impossibility, because the deal cannot be ratified?