Future Relationship with the EU

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:35 pm on 9th June 2020.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield 12:35 pm, 9th June 2020

I am sure the right hon. Lady will agree that we need a good deal. We need a deal in the time that we have set ourselves, but to get that, we need a mixture of trust, competence and integrity. As a new member of the Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union, I—and the team—had the privilege yesterday of interviewing Michel Barnier and the Minister’s boss, the Secretary of State. Does it not worry her that I get a real feeling that the trust, competence and integrity are more on the Barnier side than on her boss’s side? Why can we not get a movement in which we look back to the political declaration and stick to its principles?