Preparations for Leaving the EU

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:21 pm on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling Conservative, Epsom and Ewell 2:21 pm, 8th October 2019

I congratulate my right hon. Friend on this work. There is no incompatibility between being well prepared for no deal and working hard for a deal. Does he share my surprise and disappointment that the Irish Government appear to be preparing to carry out customs checks away from the border in a no-deal scenario but appear less willing to talk about customs checks away from the border in a deal scenario?