Matt Rodda Member of Parliament for Reading East
In the last few weeks the Prime Minister’s deeply flawed draft withdrawal agreement has been defeated in Parliament, and the Government has delayed bringing back changes to its proposed deal.
The Prime Minister appears to be trying to run down the clock in a high risk attempt to force MPs to back to her deal, which increases the danger of a no deal cliff edge.
However, I do not accept the Government’s assertion that we either have to accept its deal or have no deal.
I am concerned about Brexit and the very serious implications for our country and our local community, and I am pressing for a much closer and more sensible relationship with the EU.
I have been voting for:
• A new approach to the negotiations: to allow Britain to stay in a customs union and to have a strong single market deal, retaining workers’ rights, environmental protections, and consumer rights.
• Voting in favour of more time for negotiation if a deal is not agreed by late February.
• I have voted in favour of keeping the option of a public vote on the table.
I would like to hear your views on this important issue. I am very grateful to those who have completed my Brexit survey already. For those who have not, please complete the survey on the back of this letter and reply by post, or you can complete it online at https://mattroddamp.com/brexit-deal