"If the UK leaves fully the EU and becomes a third country, it will still be a European country, it will still be our friend, it will still be an ally and a very important trading partner, so obviously we will have to try to find as comprehensive a trade agreement as possible with that country.
The House felt empty all day, with a series of Urgent Questions (UQs) and a Statement on N Ireland taking up most of the time. Some Government SIs ended the day. Following Education Questions I sat in on two of the UQs.
Another session on the doorstep, this time in Weymouth. I was out with Louis O'Leary and Tony Ferrari in the new ward of Littlemoor and Preston. Again we received a warm welcome wherever we went. Both men are outstanding candidates and I hope they are elected on Thursday.
A busy day, with the last few hours spent in Swanage campaigning on behalf of one of our council candidates Bill Trite. The reception on the door was warm, although there was understandable exasperation about the lack of Brexit.
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