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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:08 pm on 28th January 2020.

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Photo of Bernard Jenkin Bernard Jenkin Conservative, Harwich and North Essex 3:08 pm, 28th January 2020

I cannot say I welcome this decision, but I understand it. However, what harsh and honest lessons will the UK Government take from finding themselves confronted with this dilemma? This Administration and, indeed, the previous Administration inherited the problem from a long way back. Does it not represent a massive strategic national failure and, indeed, a failure of western strategy that the Five Eyes have been left in this position? How will we learn those lessons? Will he set up a post-hoc review?