Opinion - Brady Amendment

In tonight's votes I backed the Brady Amendment and the House voted to support this amendment.

The House set a clear direction on the way in which it could agree a deal, and that is about dealing with the issue of the backstop. As I said yesterday, there are a number of proposals for how that could be done.I understand that the Government are engaging positively with proposals that have been put forward by Nicky Morgan MP, Kit Malthouse MP, Steve Baker MP and Jacob Rees-Mogg MP. Sir Graham Brady, has also put forward different proposals, such as a unilateral exit mechanism or a time limit to the backstop.

Theresa May can now make clear to the EU 27 what needs to happen to get this deal through parliament. It is clear that the EU Withdrawal Agreement must be re-opened. We need legally-binding changes to the Northern Ireland backstop.‬