Brexit

Brexit is one of the most important decisions that the UK has made and it is important that politicians get it right.

I campaigned and voted for the UK to remain part of the EU. However, I accept the result of the UK wide vote and believe it is the UK Parliament's job to implement this decision, as voters were promised would happen ahead of the vote.

Here you can find out more detail on my position on this issue.

News

Lamont backs December election

Local MP John Lamont has said he will be voting again for a General Election this evening as the only way to get Brexit sorted.

 

Why I'm backing the new Brexit Deal

Despite repeated claims from EU negotiators and opposition MPs that the previous Brexit deal would not be reopened, the Prime Minister has renegotiated a new deal and scrapped the controversial Northern Irish backstop.

Brexit Update: October

In the last 24 hours we have seen some promising signs that the EU and the UK may be able to come up with a new Brexit deal.

Statement following Supreme Court Prorogation Ruling

Today's ruling shows how robust the constitution of our United Kingdom is and the important role Scotland plays in that structure.

While I completely respect the role and independence of the judiciary, I remain of the view that prorogation was appropriate and reasonable step.

Brexit Update - Indicative Votes

Last night, MPs voted on eight different options on Brexit. None of them were passed and none were supported by anywhere near a majority of MPs.

If you would like a more detailed list of what each of the 8 motions do, the BBC has a quite good summary:

Statement on Revoking Article 50

 

Like the majority of people in the Scottish Borders I voted to remain in the EU in the 2016 Referendum.

However, it was a UK wide vote carried out under the promise that whatever people decided would be implemented.