No to an "Emergency Brake" on EU migration

Brussels and British diplomats seem to be trying to cook up a plan for us to remain in the single market via a temporary "emergency brake" we can apply on migration. That's not what we voted for. We must reject the idea, and respect the referendum

John Redwood MP
On 25 July 2016 05:15

The UK did not recently vote for a slightly beefed up version of Mr Cameron’s attempted renegotiation with the EU.

We voted to leave, to take back control of our laws, our money and our borders. Those phrases were repeated throughout the Leave campaign, heard and understood by many, and approved by the majority of voters.

The rest of the EU is missing the point.

There should  be no negotiation over taking back control of these important matters. When the Conservatives lost the 2005 election -- partly based on Labour’s lie of no more boom and bust -- we did not try to overturn the election result, take them to court, or demand a re-run.

We accepted the verdict of the UK voters.

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