The new withdrawal agreement negotiated by Boris Johnson and his team will get Brexit done and take back control.
Here is where this new deal delivers:
✅ Britain is out of all EU laws. We will be able to change our laws in a huge number of areas – from product standards to fishing rules to farming subsidies – where we are currently bound by EU rules.
✅ We will be able to strike our own free trade deals. We will have an unqualified right to strike our own trade deals around the world, and the whole UK will participate in them.
✅ European Court supremacy ends in Britain. It will be our courts, applying our laws, which will be the highest authority in the land.
✅ We will be in control of our taxes. We will be able to change VAT rules and other tax laws that are currently determined by Brussels.
✅ Northern Ireland will be in the UK customs territory forever. There is now no doubt that Northern Ireland remains part of the UK’s customs territory and will benefit from the free trade deals we strike.
✅ The anti-democratic backstop has been abolished. The people of Northern Ireland will be in charge of the laws that they live by, and – unlike the backstop – will have the right to end the special arrangement if they so choose.
This is a deal which allows us to get Brexit done and leave the EU in two weeks’ time, so we can then focus on the people’s priorities and the country can come together and move on.
Now is the time for MPs from all parties who stood on a manifesto in 2017 to honour the referendum result and to get Brexit done.