As the House of Commons undertakes debates on the Withdrawal Agreement, I will continue to listen to arguments on all sides, which range from the Prime Minister's Withdrawal Agreement, leaving without a deal and a second referendum.
However, I believe that the Prime Minister's Withdrawal Agreement is a good compromise that provides certainty for our businesses and gets us out of the European Union in March 2019, as voted for by the British people. I supported the Prime Minister in the confidence vote as leadership contest is a distraction and doesn’t change the maths in Parliament. We should be focused on delivering a good deal and leaving the EU in March.
At the referendum, I voted for Brexit and Wealden voted for Brexit by 54%. We now need to get on with delivering Brexit and as a pragmatist and a democrat I can accept it may not be a perfect Brexit but it is a good deal. All of the other alternatives are uncertain which the country does not need.
Below are a series of documents setting out the position on Brexit, for your interest.
|Political Declaration||107.73 KB|
|Withdrawal Agreement||1.37 MB|
|Presentation on the Agreement||1.21 MB|
|PM's Letter to the Nation||135.71 KB|