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Leaving the EU: UK Readiness

Part of Cabinet Office – in the House of Commons on 23rd October 2019.

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Photo of James Cleverly James Cleverly Minister without Portfolio , Party Chair, Conservative Party, Co-Chair, Conservative Party

Ministers at the Dispatch Box answer questions on behalf of the Government, not civil servants. The point I would make is that preparing for a no-deal Brexit is the pragmatic and sensible thing for the Government to do. If the hon. Gentleman is so concerned about a no-deal Brexit, he could and should have voted in a way that ensured we left on 31 October with a deal that works for the whole of the UK. He chose not to.