Brexit update

Commenting on the latest Brexit situation Henry said: “As someone who has voted twice for the Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement, on the basis this is the best way of delivering both the referendum and my own pledges to my electorate, I am personally very sad that the Withdrawal Agreement has not gone through.”  

“Over the past few weeks I have been absolutely inundated with requests from both individuals and businesses alike to just get on and lift the uncertainty. Most people I meet recognise the Deal is far from perfect, but it very definitely does deliver a legal Brexit, and as much as anything else is a stepping stone to moving ahead with the vital trade negotiations. After all, this is what is going to determine our future relationship with the EU.” 

“My current prediction is now that the House of Commons has voted overwhelmingly against both a no-deal Brexit, and even more overwhelmingly against a second referendum, MPs will be left with a binary choice of either supporting the Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement, or probably losing Brexit altogether. Obviously, I personally regret the fact that it now looks most unlikely we will be leaving on the 29th March, because we have just heard that the Prime Minister has requested a short extension until 30th June. I would be very surprised if this is not granted. Indeed, the last thing the EU wants is for us to have to go through with the forthcoming EU elections.”