I campaigned to remain in the EU but I am a democrat and recognise the decision taken by the country in a referendum approved by an Act of Parliament. I accepted that it was the Government’s right to decide when to trigger Article 50 and this was duly done in March 2017. However, Parliament will have a say on the terms of withdrawal and this is where my mandate from the vote in West Berkshire will come in. I am determined to get the best possible outcome for the individuals and businesses that I represent. The country voted to leave the European Union; it didn’t vote on how we should leave.

Oliver Letwin’s speech

December 2016 In the debate on the Labour motion on the triggering of Article 50 one of the most interesting speeches was made by Sir Oliver Letwin. As one of the great Parliamentary minds of our generation his thoughts are worth listening to. I print the transcript...

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