A revised Brexit deal has been agreed between the negotiating teams of the United Kingdom and the European Union ahead of a meeting of European leaders in Brussels. It will still need the approval of both UK and EU Parliaments – which means another vote on a Brexit deal by MPs.
The United Kingdom is getting ready to leave the European Union on 31 October 2019. While the Government would prefer to leave with a deal and will work to the final hour to achieve one, we are prepared to leave without a deal in order to respect the referendum result.
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.