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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 David Tredinnick David Tredinnick Conservative, Bosworth 1:43 pm, 11th April 2019

As a long-term supporter of the deal of my right hon. Friend, I congratulate her on coming back from Europe with an extension that does not have the onerous conditions that we were all told would be imposed. Speaking for the businesses in the midlands, may I say that time is of the essence? They are not getting the bank loans that they need and are going out of business. May I also say, with reference to the Opposition, that it is the Opposition who are being blamed for their intransigence and sheer bloody-mindedness in this matter?