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John Baron MP welcomes start of EU trade negotiations

December 8, 2017
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MP says World Trade Organisation rules remain a good option Responding to the news this morning that the EU and UK negotiating teams have made ‘sufficient progress’ for trade negotiations to begin, John said, “Whilst the devil will be in the detail of the agreement, this is good news for the Prime Minister, the...
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John Baron MP questions Brexit Secretary

December 5, 2017
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MP says Britain must leave the EU Today in the House of Commons, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Rt Hon David Davis MP, responded to an Urgent Question on the Brexit negotiations. In the Chamber, John asked, “Staying in the Single Market and Customs Union is incompatible with respecting the...
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John Baron MP: Any Brexit bill will be dwarfed by savings

November 29, 2017
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MP says Parliamentarians must accept decision of British people Today in the House of Commons, Rt Hon Liz Truss MP responded for the Government to an Urgent Question on the size of the Brexit financial settlement. In the Chamber, John said, “Most of us accept that a good trade deal is better than no...
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John Baron MP: ‘Nothing’s agreed until everything’s agreed’

November 21, 2017
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MP says EU trade talks should start as soon as possible Responding to reports that the Government is prepared to increase its financial offer so that the EU begins formal trade negotiations, John said, “All negotiations are a matter of give and take, and the Brexit negotiations are no different. However, as both sides...
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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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