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Part of Speaker’s Statement – in the House of Commons at 4:17 pm on 15th October 2019.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Chair, Committee on Exiting the European Union 4:17 pm, 15th October 2019

I would. I put the point to the Secretary of State earlier about the evidence we received this morning from the Ulster Farmers Union, whose one-word answer was simple: catastrophic. For the life of me, I cannot understand why any Government would wish to impose on that industry, never mind all the other industries, an outcome they know would be catastrophic. What is the possible justification? There is none, which is why the House was right to safeguard against it.