Leaving the European Union

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:08 pm on 22nd May 2019.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 1:08 pm, 22nd May 2019

I have said to my right hon. Friend and others on many occasions, and the EU Council has made it clear on many occasions, that the EU is not reopening the withdrawal agreement. What we have done in the processes that we have taken through the House up until now—until the most recent discussions with the European Union—is to be able to have certain legally binding commitments made by both the UK and the European Union in addition to the text of the withdrawal agreement, which cover a number of issues that have been of concern to people in this House.