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