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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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John Baron MP raises EU and UK nationals during Article 50 Statement

March 29, 2017
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MP says this priority would make clear our intent In the House of Commons today, John Baron MP questioned the Prime Minister during her Statement marking the triggering of Article 50. In the Chamber, John asked, “I commend the Prime Minister on her handling of the triggering of Article 50, and in respecting the...
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John Baron MP welcomes PM’s Article 50 Announcement

March 20, 2017
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MP looks forward to new opportunities It was announced this morning that the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Theresa May MP, will trigger Article 50 on Wednesday, 29th March. This official notification to the President of the European Council will begin the formal two-year process of leaving the European Union. John said, “As someone who...
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John Baron MP: some MPs sounded condescending during Brexit debate

March 14, 2017
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MP says no EU deal better than a bad deal John Baron MP was in the House of Commons for the debate over the Lords’ amendments yesterday evening, and made some brief contributions during the short time allotted to discuss the issues raised by Peers. He also voted against both amendments, supporting the Prime...
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John Baron MP remembers Blair’s last ‘mission’

February 17, 2017
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MP says Commons has endorsed Brexit plans This morning the former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, gave a speech in support of Britain remaining in the EU, saying he was on a ‘mission’ to persuade voters to change their minds on Brexit. John said, “As an MP who voted against the Iraq War, I well...
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