Tonights vote 13th March 2019

Tonight I voted against the first amendment- so I voted to keep no deal on the table. This amendment passed.

I voted in favour of the “Malthouse” amendment which would have provided for a managed no deal transition to a trade deal - which would have bought our Port and businesses extra time for preparations to leave the EU. This amendment failed.

“I strongly believe we should be keeping no deal on the table. It is not the outcome I want but it helps us in our leverage with the EU. Unfortunately keeping a no deal scenario on the table was rejected by the Commons. However, in practical terms, the only way no deal can be stopped is by revoking article 50 or agreeing a deal. Parliament has to wake up to that fact. We must deliver Brexit in an orderly way and I will continue to vote and fight to do so.”

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