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Badenoch claims retained EU law policy has not changed, because U-turn is just ‘change of approach’

In response to Cash, Badenoch said he had heard her answers before. She said she had discussed this with him in private.

On not appearing before the committee, she said she did not want to attend before the policy was settled. But she claimed she was happy in principle to appear before it.

She also claimed the policy had not changed. She told MPs:

[Cash] claims that it is a change of policy. It is a change of approach. The policy is the same.

She said the UK left the EU not just to delete EU law from the statute book, but to make UK law work better. So, she said, it was best to decide what the new laws should be before just getting rid of the old ones.

Updated at 05.53 EDT

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