Like many of us Conservative Party Members, the following letter from the Prime Minister appeared in my email inbox last night. I have posted it below for anyone who would like to read it.
For the record though I will not be supporting it and neither will The Free World Organisation, who will continue to campaign for a Peoples Vote on this ‘Not a Deal’ hash, with an option to remain.
In the words of the excellent Susanna Reid of Daytime TV fame, ‘I can explain it quicker: Not actually Brexit, and worse than Remaining’ – REJECTED
At a Special Council in Brussels this morning I reached agreement with the leaders of all 27 EU member states on a Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration marking the culmination of the UK’s exit negotiations with the European Union.
I believe what has been agreed today represents the very best deal available and honours the result of the decision taken by the British people. If Parliament chooses to approve it, it will ensure that Brexit is an orderly process and that the UK’s best days lie ahead of us.
This has not been an easy process. Both sides have had to make compromises. But this is a deal that the nation can unite behind.
- We will control our own borders and end free movement once and for all.
- We will protect jobs with a deal that is good for our economy.
- We will no longer send vast sums of money to the EU so we can spend more on our priorities, like investing in our long-term plan for the NHS.
- We will be able to strike free trade deals around the world.
- We will take back control of our laws, ending the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK.
- We will keep people safe against crime, terrorism and other threats by working closely with European countries.
- And we will protect the integrity of our United Kingdom.
As Prime Minister, I have negotiated the best possible Brexit deal for the whole United Kingdom. It is now for MPs to decide: back this deal and honour the referendum result while safeguarding our economy and security, or vote against it and take us back to square one with all the uncertainty and division that would entail.
No one should be in any doubt that there are some who want a second referendum – a politicians’ vote – so that they can try to overturn the decision the British people made on 23 June 2016. And there are others who want to leave with no deal at all.
EU leaders have made it clear today that this is the only deal on the table. I believe with all my heart and soul that now is the time to come together.
Backing this deal – which takes back control of money, laws and borders while protecting jobs, security and our Union – will honour the referendum result, allow us to move on to other issues that our constituents care about like our NHS, housing and security, and help to bring our divided country back together.
Let’s get on with it.
With best wishes,
The Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP
Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party