See my discussion with Channel Four News from Friday 22 June 2018 about public attitudes to Brexit and immigration.
My segment starts around 4:10.
I strongly believe that we need to respect the outcome of the referendum and the Article 50 process. Read my speech in Parliament during the debate on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill on 13 June 2018 - or click on the photo to watch it.
Since the referendum, I’m afraid in this place and outside, the debate has often been polarised between hard-line Brexiteers, who feel we can walk away without a deal and walk off a cliff edge. And, I’m afraid to say, hard-line Remainers who do not accept the result of the referendum and do want to find whatever way possible to stay in. And that is why I am not supporting Amendment 51 today.
The British people’s decision that the UK should leave the European Union in that historic referendum on 23 June 2016 has challenged politicians of all parties to map a way forward.
I believe that the referendum outcome must be acted upon – the UK must leave the European Union – and that we all need to start considering what UK policies we need post-Brexit.
One of the central issues, and a huge public concern, is the management of immigration. It affects our economy and labour market policies, our border controls and security and community life.