European Union (Withdrawal)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:51 pm on 3rd September 2019.

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Photo of John Baron John Baron Conservative, Basildon and Billericay 6:51 pm, 3rd September 2019

I thank my right hon. Friend for giving way. Most of us in this place would prefer a good trade deal to no deal, but does he not understand that, in any negotiation, the chances of a bad deal materially increase if one signals to the other side that one is not prepared to walk away? Does he not see that?