The decision whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union was a decision that was made by the whole country in a referendum in 2016, when a clear majority voted to leave.

Members of Parliament need to make decisions every week on the many and wide-ranging issues that come before Parliament. 

However, Brexit is different in this regard, because, on this specific issue, the actual decision-making process was intentionally outsourced to the general public via the national UK referendum. All voters were told that Parliament would implement what they decided at that time.

Unfortunately, we have a hung Parliament and a number of MPs are currently trying to thwart the process of leaving the EU because they personally disagree with it.

My view is that Parliament has a duty to deliver Brexit because that is what the public decided in a democratic vote, which I believe should be respected.

Over the past three years, the whole parliamentary process has become bogged down, with some MPs deliberately engineering votes to seek to delay the UK leaving the EU, some want a second referendum, others want to block the UK leaving without a deal and some are even trying to scupper Brexit altogether.

Britain has already given the EU notice that we are leaving and the former Prime Minister obtained a short extension to the leaving date to 31st October 2019.

New Prime Minister Boris Johnson has stated in his first week in office that Britain WILL leave on 31stOctober- with or without a deal, and has expressed hope that the EU will now talk about future trade and tariff terms. 

I expect to continue to support outcomes that do not undermine the democratic decision of the 2016 UK referendum to leave the EU, which was supported by 60.4% of voters in East Yorkshire. 

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The 2016 national referendum result was:

REMAIN: 48% LEAVE 52%

The result in East Yorkshire was an even bigger vote for leave, namely

REMAIN: 39.6% LEAVE: 60.4%

If you want to know more, or wish to let Greg know your views on this matter, then please send an email to: secretary@gregknight.com