No Deal

Part of Exiting the European Union – in the House of Commons on 5th September 2019.

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Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

My right hon. Friend tempts me, with his knowledge of the relevant box sets, into dangerous territory. The Prime Minister does have clarity on what he is seeking in the negotiations. The framework was set out in the letter to President Tusk, where we narrowed down the negotiating objectives to the backstop in the withdrawal agreement and to a best-in-class free trade agreement in the political declaration. That is the plan. It is very clear.