This afternoon, I voted against Theresa May’s Brexit deal for the third time – and it was, once again, defeated in the House of Commons. On Monday, Parliament will again hold a series of indicative votes to try and find a way forward out of this mess. As I did on Wednesday, I will support options that would see the UK remaining in the EU. I will also consider supporting options such as a permanent customs union. I am committed to stopping Brexit, but should this not be possible, we must secure the closest possible relationship with the EU.
Theresa May’s deal is clearly dead, and perhaps her time as Prime Minister is over too. I do not want the future of our country entrusted to the likes of Boris Johnson or Jacob Rees-Mogg. From the moment of its inception, Brexit has always been about internal battles in the Tory Party. But with jobs, livelihoods, environmental standards, workers’ rights and so much more on the line, I will continue to work to try and stop Brexit as it is the best outcome for our constituency and our country.