Following the recent flurry of Parliamentary voting regarding the Brexit Deal, a No Deal option and possible extensions to Article 50, Robert Buckland, MP for South Swindon has made the following statement.
“I have been working constantly for a smooth Brexit, rather than a crash out no deal at the end of the month.
“I supported the Government’s original motion, together with an amendment that sought out another way of providing an orderly Brexit (known as the Malthouse compromise). This Brexit initiative would have helped us to deliver a working Brexit that gave maximum certainty to our businesses and citizens. It would have also meant that Britain left the EU on time with a new backstop, which would have been acceptable indefinitely, as well as helping to incentivise us all to reach a new future relationship with the EU.
“Last night, the Malthouse compromise was taken out by the widely-drawn Spelman amendment, which I had voted against. The amendment then passed, and I then did not feel right to vote against the only chance to oppose a crash out on 29th March.
“I have and will always try to act what I judge to be in the best interests of the Swindon economy.”