On Sunday the EU Council approved our Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration.
On 29 March 2019 the United Kingdom will leave the European Union – fulfilling the democratic decision taken by the British public.
We have achieved a deal with the EU that delivers on that decision, a deal the nation can unite behind and one Parliament should back.
It is time to get on with it.
If we back this Brexit deal, it means:
- We will control our own borders and end free movement once and for all
- We will protect jobs with a deal that is good for our economy
- We will no longer send vast sums of money to the EU so we can spend more on our priorities, like investing in our long term plan for the NHS
- We will be able to strike free trade deals around the world
- We will take back control of our laws, ending the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK
- We will keep people safe against crime, terrorism and other threats by working closely with European countries
- And we will protect the integrity of our United Kingdom
However, if we reject this deal, we will go back to square one. This would mean:
- Damaging uncertainty which will threaten jobs, investment and the economy
- More division
- Less time to focus on the issues that matter here at home, like the NHS and our schools
So this is the choice: Backing the deal in the national interest so we can build a brighter future – or going back to square one by rejecting it.
However you voted, now is the time to come together. It is time to get on with it.