Mun­dell ‘will sup­port’ May’s Brexit deal in cru­cial vote

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THE Sec­re­tary of State for Scot­land David Mun­dell has ad­mit­ted that Theresa May’s Brexit deal is “not per­fect”, but has an­nounced that he will sup­port it in a vote at West­min­ster to­mor­row.

MPS will vote on the Prime Min­is­ter’s With­drawal Agree­ment in the Com­mons this week after an ini­tial vote sched­uled in De­cem­ber was de­layed.

There are doubts over whether the deal will re­ceive enough votes to pass, with sev­eral Con­ser­va­tive MPs re­fus­ing to back it.

Mr Mun­dell said: “The Prime Min­is­ter’s deal is a prod­uct of tough ne­go­ti­a­tion.

“It will mean an orderly Brexit which takes us out of the Com­mon Fish­eries Pol­icy, guar­an­tees EU cit­i­zens’ rights, en­sures the vi­tal tran­si­tion pe­riod that busi­nesses need and lays the foun­da­tions for ne­go­ti­at­ing our long-term fu­ture trad­ing re­la­tion­ship with the EU.

“It brings cer­tainty, and that’s what the peo­ple I speak to want.”

Scot­tish Lib­eral Democrats leader Wil­lie Ren­nie said the Sec­re­tary of State should be “ashamed” of his po­si­tion on Brexit.

David Mun­dell

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