Grahame Morris MP

Member of Parliament for Easington

MPs urge UK & EU27 to ‘work night and day’ for a deal

October 11, 2019 Blog 0

Nineteen Labour MPs have co-signed letters to Jean Claude Juncker and to Donald Tusk urging the EU Commission and the EU27 to “work night and day, if required, to agree a deal.”

The MPs argue that:

• The EU Commission, the EU27 and the UK government have to find an accommodation,.

• An orderly Brexit is better than a No Deal Brexit.

• The public are tired of deadlock and want Brexit resolved.

• That a deal will deliver an orderly Brexit, respect the 2016 referendum decision and protect the Good Friday Agreement.

• A deal can provide the guarantees and rights that most voters, including Remain voters value.

• That until a deal is agreed the country cannot heal its divisions.

• That the parties to the negotiations should be willing to “work night and day if required” until an agreement is reached.

The MPs urge the EU not to be “attracted to the option of further delay, which will solve nothing and add to public division and disenchantment with politics”.

The MPs argue that a deal is very likely to be ratified by Parliament and “our votes will be decisive” signalling that the Parliamentary deadlock will be ended.