Harriett offers backing to draft Brexit deal

West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin has offered her backing to a draft deal between the UK and the EU on the process for the UK leaving the European Union.

The draft agreement, which was confirmed yesterday by the Prime Minister Theresa May, outlines the terms of our exit from the EU as well as setting out the broad terms of a future relationship with our European partners. The draft deal will allow for the UK to withdraw from the European Union in a smooth and orderly way on March 29, 2019.

There will be further negotiations in the coming days and weeks and it is hoped that a full document will be placed before European leaders for approval at the end of the month. The UK Parliament will then get a meaningful vote on the deal.

Harriett commented: “I welcome this announcement which is a decisive step forward as we prepare for leaving the European Union.

“Every time I chat to local people, farmers and businesses, they tell me that what they want is certainty and this document is testament to the huge amount of work that has been put in to secure agreement on key issues like citizen’s rights, immigration and trade.

“I don’t support a ‘No Deal’ scenario and I don’t support a second referendum. This document is a significant breakthrough and I am planning to support it, and Theresa May, when it comes before the House of Commons in due course.”

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