Brexit

The events immediately following the result of the EU referendum were momentous and will shape the future of our country for years to come.

Against all the odds and certainly against expectations of the government and the markets the British people decided that, after 43 years as a member of the EU, it was no longer for us.

I hear that message and respect and agree with that decision, and the Government must too. In my constituency, the margin of the vote to Leave was higher than the national figure at around 55%-45%. With a turnout of 72% of the British public, which was the highest in a UK-wide election since 1992, 17,410,742 people voting Leave – the biggest vote in British history for anything – and with all the regions of the UK voting to ‘Leave’ outside London, Scotland and Northern Ireland, it was a solid endorsement. 

Regardless of your position on the Leave/Remain question, this was certainly a victory for democracy and I hope that this level of engagement on important political issues can be maintained in the future.

News

Prime Minister - A Global Britain

Dear colleague,

Today I set out the Government’s 12 negotiating objectives for Brexit, part of our Plan for Britain, which aims to get the right deal abroad while ensuring a better deal for ordinary working people here at home.

Brexit and the High Court ruling

There has been a lot of hysteria surrounding this week’s ruling by the High Court that Parliament needs formally to ratify the Government’s intention to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty in order to start the process of the UK leaving the EU.

Brexit Update

My thoughts on the Government's plan for Brexit.

Students lobbied by Vice Chancellor to vote Remain

Another example of people who are part of the establishment, paid for by the public purse and working for organisations receiving funding from the EU, pushing their views onto the public via scare tactics in order to maintain a status quo from which they benefit.