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European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:08 pm on 22nd October 2019.

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Photo of John Whittingdale John Whittingdale Conservative, Maldon 4:08 pm, 22nd October 2019

If the hon. Lady will forgive me, I must press on.

I congratulate the Prime Minister on having defied all the sceptics. My right hon. Friend Rory Stewart, sitting next to me, at least has had the grace to say that he was wrong when he said that the Prime Minister could never reach a new deal with the European Union. There are others in the Chamber who said that repeatedly but who have been less honest in now accepting that.