27th May, 2020

Redditch MP says: 'Deal or no deal we will leave on October 31'

Correspondent 7th Sep, 2019

THREE years ago 62 per cent of people in Redditch who voted in the referendum voted to leave the European Union, writes Redditch MP Rachel Maclean.

Since I was first elected in 2017, I have been committed to delivering Brexit.

I fear for the future of our democracy if we do not enact the decision 62 per cent of voters in Redditch made in 2016 and I’m honouring the referendum result by giving you this commitment. We will be leaving the European Union, deal or no deal, on October 31.

At every opportunity I’ve had to deliver Brexit I have voted for it. I’ve voted against every delay and extension because we must get Brexit done.

Just this week, opposition MPs, led by Jeremy Corbyn had another go at stopping what a majority of my constituents voted for in 2016.

Corbyn’s Bill would hand control of Brexit negotiations to the EU. We would be forced ‘immediately’ to accept any extension made by the EU, meaning more dither, more delay and more confusion.

My preference has always been to leave with a deal, and I voted for one at every opportunity. I remain confident the Prime Minister will be able to bring back a deal from Brussels next month.

However, three years after 17.4million voted to leave the EU, we must get on and deliver on the result of the referendum.

“No deal preparation has been significantly ramped up since Boris Johnson became Prime Minister.

“We are living through extraordinary times but please let me assure that everything I do I do so in the belief I am acting in the best interests of you, our democracy and our country.

Rachel Maclean MP

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