East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight has called for a ‘better’ Brexit deal for Britain as Prime Minister Theresa May holds discussions on where her planned EU Withdrawal Agreement goes next.
Speaking after the House of Commons rejected a Labour motion of no-confidence in the Government, Sir Greg said: “I have consistently maintained that we do not need a change of Prime Minister, but a change in the proposed deal”.
Sir Greg says that the decision to leave the European Union was made by the whole country in a referendum in 2016, “when a clear majority voted to leave”.
“Following this, the House of Commons voted last year to trigger Article 50 and thereby to commence the legal process to leave the EU”.
He adds: “The vote which the Prime Minister lost was on her proposed deal and was not about whether Britain leaves the EU but was about the terms upon which this should take place”.
Sir Greg concludes: “In my view it was right for the House of Commons to reject the deal in its present form and ask the Prime Minster to press for something better”.
Sir Greg expressed hope that progress will be made before 29th March and he will carefully consider what the Prime Minister puts before the Commons in the coming weeks.