European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:39 pm on 4th September 2019.

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Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright Conservative, Kenilworth and Southam 4:39 pm, 4th September 2019

I thank the right hon. Lady for giving way and pay tribute to her for the way in which she has sought compromise. Many of us have voted for deals of various kinds, and I agree with what she says about the approach set out by Stephen Kinnock, which has considerable potential. Does she agree that one of the other reasons why we should seek to resolve this by way of a deal, and do so quickly, is that the longer the argument goes on, the more divided our society remains and the harder it will be to knit it back together? The danger of an approach that simply asks for a further extension, without any real idea of what we will use the extension for, is that that argument is perpetuated and the damage continues to be done.