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European Union (Withdrawal) Acts

Part of Prime Minister’s Statement – in the House of Commons at 1:19 pm on 19th October 2019.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May Conservative, Maidenhead 1:19 pm, 19th October 2019

When I arrived at the House of Commons this morning, I saw the message, “Good day for May”. I thought that perhaps consensus had come across the whole House and that it had already been decided that this deal would be supported by the House tonight. Unfortunately, my view on that was premature—although I think only premature—because, happily for England, it was a reference to Jonny May having scored the first two tries in our victory against Australia.

I hope the whole House will forgive me if I say that, standing here, I have a distinct sense of déjà vu. But today’s vote is an important one—