Brexit Matters

In response to questions raised with me regarding Brexit I have sought clarity from a variety of sources including the Attorney General and the House of Commons Library, an impartial and independent body that provides detailed analysis to aide MPs in their Parliamentary duties. Here I provide access to analysis on significant aspects of the Brexit debate which I hope you will find useful.

News

Supreme Court rules against the Prime Minister

The supreme court has ruled that Boris Johnson’s advice to the Queen that parliament should be prorogued for five weeks was unlawful.

Why did the Supreme Court case happen?

Prepare your farming business for a no-deal Brexit

The UK will leave the EU on 31 October. This page tells you how to prepare for Brexit. It will be updated if anything changes, including if a deal is agreed.
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Derek to support motion for a general election

Last night I voted with the Government and Boris Johnson to keep a no deal Brexit on the table. I am not in favour of leaving the EU without a deal, but I believe that keeping that option open is a key part of our negotiations with Brussels.  

“No Deal” new business readiness fund

I recently received the following letter from Andrea Leadsom, Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, outlining a £10m fund available to businesses to help prepare for Brexit. Guidance and an online application form can be accessed here: 

MPs Column

Last September Town and Parish Council Clerks and I joined forces to host a conference to reflect the increasing role these hands-on councils have. We discussed improving communication, policing, and plastic free initiatives etc.

Preparing for trade negotiations

A Department for International Trade briefing carried out by the Comptroller and Auditor General which sets out the Government's plans and progress to date in opening up overseas markets to UK businesses. It focuses in particular on preparations for negotiating free trade agreements.