Part of Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders – in the House of Lords at 12:15 pm on 4th April 2019.

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Photo of Lord Mackay of Clashfern Lord Mackay of Clashfern Conservative 12:15 pm, 4th April 2019

That is what it says, but why should we accept that? It is supposed to be a negotiation. If we wanted an alternative arrangement, I should have thought that the position should be us saying what that alternative is. I have heard, “We don’t know what the UK wants”, again and again. A specific amendment to the agreement might well be subject to further consideration.