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European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:32 pm on 9th January 2020.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Conservative, South Holland and The Deepings 1:32 pm, 9th January 2020

No, I won’t give way, because I want to make some progress as others want to speak.

Those hardworking patriots prefer tradition, order and established values to the politically correct, poisonous cocktail of egalitarianism and assertive individualism. This paradigm shift is at the heart of the message broadcast first in the 2016 referendum and then still more loudly in the general election at the end of last year. GK Chesterton spoke of the people who had “not spoken yet”. Well, the people have now spoken. They have spoken loudly, clearly and decisively. They have sent a message that this House had better hear. On the Conservative Benches I think we have. Indeed, not only have we heard it, we have rearticulated it and we are proud to do so.