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John Baron MP urges Prime Minister to ignore the ‘Defeatists’ over EU negotiations

November 16, 2017
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MP says criticises EU negotiating stance Today in the House of Commons, at Prime Ministers Questions, John asked, “No serious negotiation would normally allow one side to try to dictate financial terms before the wider terms were known. In preparing to embrace the world when it comes to trade through World Trade Organisation rules,...
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John Baron MP quashes concept of Government ‘power grab’

November 16, 2017
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MP says EU Bill undoes the biggest ‘Henry VIII’ clause of all Today in the House of Commons, the EU Withdrawal Bill returned for the first day of its Committee Stage, when all MPs consider the text of the Bill in depth. In the Chamber, John asked, “Would the Minister agree with me that...
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John Baron MP brands Brexit impact assessment row as ‘storm in a teacup’

November 7, 2017
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MP says Opposition playing petty politics This afternoon in the House of Commons, the Minister for Exiting the European Union, Steve Baker MP, answered an Urgent Question regarding the timetable for publication of internal impact assessments of Brexit. The Minister suggested it would take around three weeks to assemble and prepare the assessments for...
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John Baron MP presses Prime Minister on EU Implementation Phase

October 23, 2017
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MP seeks assurances about no extension Today in the House of Commons, the Prime Minister gave a Statement following last week’s meeting of the European Council. In the House of Commons, John asked, “The Prime Minister is absolutely right not to rule out a ‘no deal’ scenario – to do otherwise would be utterly...
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John Baron MP: National Leaders clipping wings of Commission

October 20, 2017
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MP: sense may be prevailing re EU summit decision The leaders of the ‘EU 27’ today agreed that ‘insufficient’ progress has been made in the Brexit negotiations for trade talks to begin, but nevertheless agreed to begin internal talks on this subject. This potentially prepares the ground for formal trade talks with Britain to...
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John Baron MP urges Government to prepare for ‘no deal’ scenario

October 9, 2017
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MP says we should not listen to defeatists As the Prime Minister updates Parliament later today on the Government’s Brexit position, John Baron MP says, “I have long believed that the EU Commission primarily wants to punish Britain for daring to leave the organisation. Whilst negotiating in good faith, the Government must therefore also...
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John Baron MP responds to Prime Minister’s Florence speech

September 22, 2017
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MP is wary of transitional period Following the Prime Minister’s speech in Italy this afternoon, in which Theresa May suggested a transitional period as we leave the EU and continuing payments over that period to ensure no EU member state is out of pocket, John said, “I am pleased the Prime Minister took the...
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John Baron MP says 1972 EU Act is biggest ‘Henry VIII’ clause in history

September 11, 2017
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MP supports Government in EU Withdrawal Bill votes John Baron MP will tonight be supporting the Government as the EU Withdrawal Bill faces its first Commons test. The legislation is an essential part of the Brexit process, repealing the 1972 Act which took us into the EU and incorporating existing EU law into UK...
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John Baron MP highlights risks of Brexit transitional phase

July 24, 2017
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MP says there should be no loitering in the departure lounge Responding to reports that the Cabinet is united in the need for a transitional period after the UK leaves the EU in March 2019, John Baron MP said, “The British people clearly voted to leave the EU in last year’s referendum, and it...
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John Baron MP presses Government on Brexit trade negotiations

July 20, 2017
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MP says trade talks should not be bogged down During Foreign & Commonwealth Office questions in the House of Commons this morning, John Baron MP asked the Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, about the Brexit trade negotiations. John asked, “Does the Foreign Secretary agree that it would be prudent to emulate the...
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