Burnham-On-Sea's MP James Heappey praises PM's Brexit plan
MP James Heappey says the Prime Minister's plan on Brexit will deliver
"all the things that were offered in the EU referendum debate."
Heappey spoke out on Thursday (January 19th) after Theresa May's
comments earlier in the week.
said : "Back in December, the House of Commons voted
albeit in a non-binding motion that the Government should
publish a plan for our negotiations with the EU and that we should
trigger Article 50 by the end of March."
Tuesday, that plan was unveiled and we now know that we are not
seeking membership of the single market, we will not accept freedom
of movement and we will not be bound by the European Courts of Justice.
We will, however, seek a customs union, a free trade agreement with
the EU, the maintenance of the Anglo-Irish travel area and to co-operate,
as we do already, on security and intelligence matters."
will want to describe that as a 'Hard Brexit' but I just see it
as Brexit. It is all the things that were offered or threatened
in the referendum debate and it is the obvious position to adopt
to give maximum leverage in our negotiations with the EU."
Prime Minister was right to be positive in her speech; if the EU
are sensible they will see that this is an opportunity for them
to secure a trade deal with the fifth largest economy on earth.
But when at the end of her speech, the Prime Minister took a more
defiant tone she was right too."
make no mistake, this country voted to leave and the Government
must deliver exactly that. When they do so, theyll prefer
to do it in a way that is mutually beneficial to the UK and the
EU. But the priority will be the British national interest and it
was hugely reassuring to see Mrs May reminding Brussels of that