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Interpretation

Part of European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:30 pm on 8th January 2020.

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Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne Conservative, Ludlow 6:30 pm, 8th January 2020

I am grateful to be able to make a brief contribution this evening and to follow David Linden, who reminded me of the debates that we have been having over the past three and a half years since the referendum. There was an overwhelming sense of déjà vu in that some Members who supported the remain position at the 2016 referendum have still not properly recognised that time has moved on. I was one of those who voted remain in the referendum and I, in common with many Conservative colleagues, am reconciled to the fact that the British public voted to leave, as demonstrated forcefully in the general election. The déjà vu that I am experiencing is that many of the arguments that we have heard ad nauseam for hours, days and weeks in this Chamber are still being trotted out again in this debate today.