Future Relationship with the EU: Negotiations

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:10 pm on 19th May 2020.

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Photo of Tom Hunt Tom Hunt Conservative, Ipswich 1:10 pm, 19th May 2020

Over recent weeks, we have seen how the European Union’s response to the unprecedented covid-19 pandemic has been fraught with internal divisions, as the German Federal Court ruled that the European Central Bank had overstepped its legitimate competence with its £2 trillion rescue policy. Does my right hon. Friend agree that it is now even more essential that we press ahead with negotiations and end the transition period by the end of this year, so that we can regain complete control over our money, our borders and our laws and therefore have the flexibility and the nimbleness in this country to chart our own path to recovery post covid-19?