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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:41 pm on 3rd February 2020.

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Photo of Geraint Davies Geraint Davies Labour, Swansea West 3:41 pm, 3rd February 2020

The Foreign Secretary knows that the WTO and its dispute resolution system are operationally dysfunctional, because the US will not appoint appellant judges. Does he accept that, if we drift away from the protection of the laws, the rules and the courts of the EU, our jobs will be put at risk and our financial services, in particular, will disperse? We are already seeing the currency down 1%. Will he focus on keeping us aligned, rather than moving to a system that does not work?