Brexit: A Way Forward

Not that long ago, I wrote about Brexit in depth on my website, saying that I feared “we risk losing Brexit altogether” – what a difference a few months can make and many millions of votes cast on a grey December day!


Last Thursday (9th January 2020), it was a real honour to read out the result of the vote in the House of Commons as we passed the Withdrawal Agreement Bill to keep our promise and deliver a managed, orderly Brexit by the 31st January 2020. A special moment, having long believed in this cause and given that Corby & East Northamptonshire voted so overwhelmingly to leave.


The recent General Election provided the House of Commons with a clear message that we must get Brexit done and I am pleased that we have been able to deliver on this within the first few days of the new Parliament and the life of this Government.  


There is still a way to go, but I am glad that we are now moving forward in the right direction and delivering on the result of the referendum is now in sight - having thought that day might never come - and I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for our country as a truly global trading nation once more.


For context, you can find my earlier statements about all this, here:

21st December 2018:

11th January 2019:

8th February 2019:

4th March 2019:

15th March 2019: 

29th March 2019:


Published: 20th January 2020