In order to make a success of Brexit it is my view that we need to leave with an agreement. This is why myself, the leadership contenders and 90% of Conservative MPs voted for the deal which had been agreed with the EU over the past three years.
It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Llanelli (Nia Griffith). I welcome the opportunity to speak in this debate to celebrate our armed forces’ past and present service to our nation on this the 11th Armed Forces Day.
It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Paisley. I thank the hon. Member for Oldham East and Saddleworth (Debbie Abrahams) for securing this important debate, and the Backbench Business Committee for granting it.