Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown welcomes the Prime Minister’s proposals on the Northern Ireland as a significant step towards breaking the deadlock and urges him to negotiate 24 hours a day with every flexibility to get a deal.
I believe that this represents a significant step towards breaking the deadlock, which businesses and the vast majority of the people want to see. Can my right hon. Friend confirm that, in the spirit of goodwill now generated on both sides of the channel, he will negotiate 24 hours a day exhibiting every flexibility to get a deal?
I will strain every sinew, Mr Speaker. In fact, it was only my desire to appear before you and the House today that restrained me from going off to other European capitals and selling this project.