The Prime Minister has today triggered Article 50, beginning the process of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union and building a country that works for everyone in Boston and Skegness.
Theresa May gave effect to the democratic decision of the people of the United Kingdom who voted decisively to leave the EU.
In Boston and Skegness, three quarters of people voted to leave, and in a question to the Prime Minister Member of Parliament Matt Warman hailed today’s triggering of Article 50 as a “watershed moment, not only in this country’s control of immigration and our sovereignty, but in listening to the views of people who were forgotten for far too long.”
The Prime Minister confirmed by response that the result of the referendum was clearly “…about changing this country for the future”, and that her plan will see a Britain with a more global outlook, a stronger economy, a fairer society and a more united nation.
The Government has also launched planforbritain.gov.uk which sets out its 12 negotiating objectives as we build a deep and special partnership with the European Union once we leave.
Matt said, “The Government has a plan to get the right deal for Britain abroad and a better deal for ordinary working people in Lincolnshire, which I am acutely aware was the strong demand from Boston and Skegness residents through the referendum result. As the Government begins negotiations with Europe, it will provide as much certainty and clarity as possible at every stage, and as your MP, I will provide regular updates to residents. Our Plan for Britain will deliver a country that is stronger, fairer and with a truly global outlook, and I look forward to backing the Prime Minister in her negotiations to that end.”