European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:40 am on 20th December 2019.

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Photo of Boris Johnson Boris Johnson The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 9:40 am, 20th December 2019

On the contrary, I think that most people would agree that this strengthens our negotiating position; if we have learnt anything from the experience of the last three years, it is that drift and dither means more acrimony and anguish. There would be nothing more dangerous for the new future that we want to build than allowing the permanent possibility of extending—