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What do Cornwall’s MPs think of the draft Brexit deal?

With Prime Minister May suffering resignations from her cabinet and serious criticisms from her own MPs over her draft Brexit deal, we bring to you what Cornwall’s MPs think about the deal.

Sheryll Murray, MP for south east Cornwall is among those who tendered a letter of no confidence.  According to Sheryll, “I have lost confidence in the Brexit policy of the Prime Minister and have therefore written to the Chairman of the 1922 Committee asking for a vote to take place over her leadership.”

West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas needs more promises from the Attorney General to make his decision. According to him, “The Prime Minister has said that this draft agreement delivers a good Brexit (in the national interest). Over the next few days and weeks we need to see if the draft deal really does deliver this.

“However, the resignations of Dominic Raab and Esther McVey, both sincere and competent MPs, strongly suggest that this deal cannot deliver what people voted for or be in the best interest of the UK.

“We must do everything to avoid continued uncertainty. This should not mean rolling over and allowing the EU to continue to determine the future destiny of the UK.

“If the Attorney General can answer yes to each of the conditions above than I shall be voting for it.”

Sarah Newton, Truro and Falmouth MP promised to support the draft deal. According to her,

“This deal delivers Brexit in a humane and considered way and fulfils the objectives the PM outlined at the start of the process and I hope that Parliament will pass it. I will continue to support the PM to do so.”

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