Representatives set our their positions ahead of EU vote
TWO-AND-A-HALF years after the country went to the polls about Britain’s European Union membership, our representatives at Westminster will decide our fate.
MPS will be heading into the House of Commons on Tuesday, December 11 to vote on a deal which is the result of months of negotiations between the UK and the EU.
Prime Minister Theresa May believes the deal she has forged will deliver the Brexit requested by the majority of the public in June 2016.
She is hoping to secure the backing of more than half of the 650 MPS in the House of Commons.
Ahead of the vote next Tuesday we asked the Cheltenham, Cotswold and Tewkesbury MPS what their thoughts are on the Brexit bill.
All of the MPS were asked which way they will vote in the house on that day and why.
They were also asked that if the deal failed, would they call for a second referendum.
The deal: “Although I will listen to the debate, I am at present minded to vote for the deal on December 11.”
He said: “The bleak truth therefore is there is no way forward which will, at a stroke, resolve this issue and heal our nation.
“But I believe that voting down this deal opens up ‘solutions’ which would, in reality, make a difficult situation worse. It is impossible to know with certainty where our country would end up.”
Second refendrum: It “would divide but it would not decide”.
Asked whether he would call for Theresa May’s resignation he didn’t give a response.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-brown The deal: “I am yet to make up my mind on this highly complex piece of legislation. I am continuing to study all of the information available and considering my constituents’ views in order to make a balanced decision that is in the best interests of the Cotswolds and the UK.”
Second referendum: wouldn’t call for it. No reason was provided
Asked whether he would call for Theresa May’s resignation the Cotswolds MP said: “There is no point in discussing any resignation before the vote has taken place. I want to focus on the legislation in order to get the best outcome for the UK.” Laurence Robertson
The deal: will vote against it. He said why: “Because it has the prospect of keeping the UK in the customs union indefinitely, with no unilateral ability to leave it, thus keeping us from striking trade deals across the world; and it places Northern Ireland in a different regulatory framework.”
Asked whether he would call for a second referendum he said: “There is no link between the two.”
He has already submitted a letter calling for a vote of no confidence in Theresa May .
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