European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - Second Reading

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 9:42 pm on 4th April 2019.

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Photo of Lord Howard of Lympne Lord Howard of Lympne Conservative 9:42 pm, 4th April 2019

I have great sympathy with the point made by the noble Lord. Is it not a fact that it was the European Union that insisted on the sequencing of the negotiations and was not prepared to talk about the future relationship until the withdrawal agreement had been effected, contrary to Article 50?