Brexit Day

At 11pm on Friday night, the United Kingdom left the European Union after some 47 years. This marked the delivery of the vote taken in the Referendum and the start of a new phase of our history. 

I hope that this brings to an end the personal nature of comments and brings together the country in what I hope will be a successful future. There is still much to be decided and agreed but it is necessary to work through these issues with consideration and in a spirit of respect, reconciliation and hope.

There is significant potential for us around the world. But I also hope that the EU will help build a new, lasting partnership based on free trade and co-operation.

We have to heal our nation and move forward together to build a more prosperous future for all.