Local MP James Duddridge Member of Parliament for Rochford and Southend East seeks reassurance from the PM that she will work with other EU leaders to seek faster and effective Brexit negotiations.
Yesterday 9th October James Duddridge Local MP for Rochford and Southend East attended the Prime Ministers statement in which she sought to update the House on the Governments plans for leaving the European Union. Yesterday marked the 5th round of negotiations which were taking place in Brussels.
James Duddridge said:
“Given that Germany and France export more to us than we export to them, what discussions has the Prime Minister had with her French and German counterparts? Has she asked them to pressurise the EU institutions to secure a good deal for those countries, which means negotiating faster, more effectively, and with a shared understanding of what we can both gain from this deal?”
The Prime Minster said:
“I assure my hon. Friend that I do have discussions with the leaders of France and Germany, and, indeed, with the leaders of other EU member states. Others, such as the Dutch and the Belgians, also have a significant economic interest in our future relationship because of the economic activity at their ports. We discuss arrangements for the future with the leaders of those countries, and, as I said a little earlier, there is a growing sense and recognition of the importance of that deep and special trading relationship to the future of both sides.”
James position regarding Brexit has not changed since being elected. He will continue to fight alongside other Brexiters for a smooth transition. The country voted to leave the European Union, and it is the duty of the Government to make sure that this happens.