I campaigned to remain in the EU but I accept that our side lost the referendum. I continue to believe that a ‘no-deal’ outcome would be harmful to this country, albeit that we are better prepared to mitigate it than we were in March, and I wish to avoid it.
Many people have contacted me about the prorogation of Parliament. Whilst I recognise that the decision is controversial, it is not, I believe, unlawful or unconstitutional and the use of words like “coup” or “dictatorship” is unjustified.
Quite understandably, many local residents continue to contact me regarding Brexit, and I am acutely aware that, whatever their point of view, people have deep and genuine concerns about the decisions we in Parliament will be taking over the coming weeks.
Following a number of significant votes last week on the Trade Bill and Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill, I feel it is important, as ever, to explain to residents the reasoning behind my votes, as well as put right a number of falsities and areas of misunderstanding that have been raised with m
Following my last update on 14 June, I have continued to work constructively with colleagues, whatever their views, both in the Government and on the backbenches, to seek a departure from the EU that prioritises business, prosperity and jobs.
Now that the House of Commons is considering the Lords’ amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, I intend to post a series of detailed updates on my website to explain my rationale on particular votes as they arise, as I have endeavoured to do previously.
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