Online Editions

25th Jun, 2022

Solihull MP Julian Knight indicates he could support prime minister Theresa May's Brexit deal

SOLIHULL MP Julian Knight has indicated he may support prime minster Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

On social media he explained his position, while falling short of categorically stating his intentions in the upcoming parliamentary vote on December 11.

He wrote: “Solihull is one of the few boroughs in the UK to enjoy a trade surplus with the European Union.

“Not only do we have Jaguar Land Rover, Birmingham Airport, and the NEC but also a wide range of manufacturers and service providers which rely on frictionless and tariff-free trade with the EU.

“There are elements of the deal which I find difficult, particularly the backstop and how we would get out of it.

“However, the alternative of leaving the EU without a deal would lead to economic damage in Solihull and the country as a whole, costing jobs and peoples’ homes.

“Therefore, I feel it is my duty to take the option which best protects the interests of Solihull while still respecting the referendum result that we leave the EU.

“Those who call for a second referendum are in essence looking for a different result than was expressed by the British public in 2016 – this is something that I won’t support.”

Subscribe

Receive a weekly update to your inbox by signing up to our weekly newsletter.

Online Editions

Catch up on your local news by reading our e-editions on the Solihull Observer.

Printing

We can provide all of your printing needs at competitive rates.

Book an Advert

Book your newspaper advert with our online advert creation tool.