We should work together on Brexit

I am bemused by the idea that anyone else in Parliament could negotiate a better deal with the EU than Theresa May has done.

Monday, 3rd December 2018, 10:18 am
Updated Monday, 3rd December 2018, 10:20 am

Any small businessman who has tried to deal with bigger companies knows that when a contract makes everyone unhappy it is likely to be the best deal that’s possible.

Certainly one person negotiating with a team that is backed by 27 principles, who can veto any part, is not likely to get a deal that meets all of their competing needs.

I stupidly thought Parliament was supposed to work for the common good of the UK and not be partisan.

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It is easy to ridicule an agreement you have not negotiated but harder to consider it as a starting point rather than the end of the process.

If Parliament is to show any respect for the electorate then it must allow us to leave the EU, which is the only way we can start the process.

Scott Andrews