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Britain's Place in the World

Part of Speaker’s Statement – in the House of Commons at 4:37 pm on 15th October 2019.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham 4:37 pm, 15th October 2019

Does the hon. Gentleman not also realise that his fishermen, and the majority of fishermen in the UK, rely on access to the single market? Any no-deal Brexit would be devastating for them. It is also wrong to think that, if we had a no-deal Brexit, our waters would be closed off overnight. Because of international treaties through the UN, we would have to negotiate deals with individual nations.