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Post Brexit 2024


I have respected  the decision that was taken, and have done my best to support the necessary measures to achieve the best for the United Kingdom since. ( I in fact was in the Chair to announce the result of the vote on the Withdrawal Bill to the House of Commons.  

It is vital, in our national economic interests, that we continue to seek to develop new non-EU markets as swiftly as possible (and in that context we shall need the air freight capacity that Manston Airport can offer). 

The task that remains ahead has to be to deliver a promising future for our children and our grandchildren and in reality that work has really only just begun. 

It is no secret that, in the company of a majority of Members of Parliament, I supported “Remain” in the EU Referendum.  I did so because, even as a Eurosceptic who believes that the institution of the EU is bureaucratic, meddlesome and very probably corrupt, I felt that the UK would be more secure and economically better off, “in” than “out”. I therefore opted to remain and to seek radical change from within.  
The British people – and my own wife was one of them – voted to leave the European Union. David Cameron`s government had agreed, although the result was not legally binding, to accept the outcome and that was, in my view, an entirely correct decision.  

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