View from the House: Mike Gapes on Brexit

Mike Gapes MP

Mike Gapes MP - Credit: Archant

The people of Ilford and of the UK did not vote for Theresa May’s version of Brexit. That’s why I voted against Article 50.

As soon as we pass Article 50 we are on an escalator that leads to leaving the European Union within two years and I do not think adequate preparation has been made.

As far as I know there is no way to get off that escalator.

I understand other MPs have taken different approaches to Brexit, and Wes and I have made different judgements about preventing the problems we see being caused by leaving the EU.

I have many friends who voted to trigger Article 50, and we are not personally


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falling out over it.

Now we need to work together to get the best deal possible for the entire UK.

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