Updates on Brexit

I voted for the Withdrawal Agreement - see here - and voted with the Government in the Vote of No Confidence - see here. You can read the Prime Minster's latest statement to the House of Commons here

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.

 

Attachments

Attachment Size
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