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European Council - Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:37 pm on 25th March 2019.

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Photo of Lord Pearson of Rannoch Lord Pearson of Rannoch UKIP 4:37 pm, 25th March 2019

Given the ever deepening Brexit crisis, why do the Government not stand well back, take a deep breath and a clean sheet of paper, and make the most obvious of offers to Brussels? I ask again why the Government do not offer EU citizens continuing reciprocal residence for, say, a couple of years, and offer continuing free trade, but under the WTO, which gets rid of the Irish problem. We could talk about how much money we may give the EU when that has been accepted. Are the Government making such a mess of Brexit because they do not want us to leave the EU? Is that the underlying truth?