Brexit: Is it Worth it?

Whatever my views on Brexit at the time of the referendum, we must now implement the decision made by the electorate in 2016. 

Now is not the time re-visit the arguments made by both the Leave and Remain campaigns - the decision has been made and the public expect us to get on with the task of leaving the European Union. I sincerely believe that the Withdrawal Agreement honours this commitment. 

I am conscious that I was originally elected in 2015 on a manifesto promising to hold a referendum on our membership of the European Union and subsequently was re-elected in 2017 on manifesto promising to implement that result, in effect leaving the Single Market and Customs Union. 

As the Prime Minister has expressed on many occasions, if you want to remain part of the Single Market and the Customs Union, this will require free movement, rule-taking across the economy, and ongoing financial contributions - none of which are, in my view, compatible with the result of the referendum.