My Statement on the Draft Withdrawal Agreement

MY STATEMENT ON THE DRAFT WITHDRAWAL AGREEEMENT

I fully support the Prime Minster and the Draft Withdrawal Agreement

The Prime Minister is committed to delivering Brexit, and I hugely admire her sense of duty and determination to achieve a deal that is in our country’s best interests. I have every confidence in Mrs May, and believe we must continue to support the Prime Minister and put any divisions behind us to secure this deal in the interests of the United Kingdom.

We need to be sensible and pragmatic. There was always going to be a need to compromise on both sides. A deal must deliver on the referendum result, which was the democratically expressed wish of the British people. This agreement will see us take back control of our money, laws and borders. It will end freedom of movement, while protecting jobs, security and the union.