Nadhim Zahawi highlights importance of unity ahead of Brexit negotiations

19th April 2017
Speaking in the House of Commons debate on an early General Election, Nadhim Zahawi highlights the comments of former European Commissioner Lord Hill who said the best strategy for negotiation on exiting the EU is for us to come together as EU negotiators will be seeking to exploit any weaknesses in Westminster.

Does the Prime Minister agree with Lord Hill, who was a European Commissioner? When asked by the Foreign Affairs Committee what was the best strategy for negotiation, his response was that we have to come together, because our interlocutors will be watching this place and will exploit any weakness in our political system.

 

My hon. Friend is absolutely right and I am grateful to him for reminding us what Lord Hill, with his experience, said. It is important that we come together, that we do not show the divisions that have been suggested in the past, and that we are able to show a strong mandate for a plan for Brexit and for making a success of it.

We are determined to bring stability to the United Kingdom for the long term. That is what this election will be about: leadership and stability. The decision facing the country will be clear. I will be campaigning for strong and stable leadership in the national interest with me as Prime Minister. I will be asking for the public’s support to continue to deliver my plan for a stronger Britain, to lead the country through the next five years, and to give the country the certainty and stability that we need.

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