Adam Afriyie, the MP for Windsor, has welcomed the Prime Minister’s latest speech in Florence regarding the UK’s exit from the European Union.
In Florence today Theresa May reiterated the UK’s shared values with the rest of the Europe and continuing commitment to security, stability and prosperity. Her speech also proposed more details on the rights of EU citizen’s rights, a 2 year transition period and an ambitious co-operative partnership in economic and security matters.
This follows the 14 details position papers that the UK government has published fleshing out the details for a future relationship between the UK and the EU.
The MP for the Windsor constituency, Adam Afriyie welcomed the figures:
“Only a real ideologue, whether Europhile or Euroceptic, could possibly object to the Prime Minister’s speech today. She has reaffirmed our shared values with European countries and our commitment to security, prosperity and freedom.
“It lays out a great a sensible proposal that should give businesses that export into the Single Market and every EU citizen who lives in the UK the reassurance that our close relationship with the EU will continue after Brexit. It’s a juxtaposition to Labour, who can’t even say whether they want to remain in the Single Market and Customs Union.
“The ball is now firmly in Michel Barnier’s court. And I very much hope that the EU negotiating team will welcome these proposals in a constructive manner.
“Conservatives and the country can unite behind the Prime Minister’s pragmatic, comprehensive and detailed proposals.”
Note to editors
- Adam Afriyie is the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Ghana.
- He has a strong background in science, technology and innovation.
- He is currently Chairman of the Fintech APPG, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) and President of the Conservative Technology Forum (CTF).
- He was shadow Minister for Science from 2007-2010 and has a background in the information services and technology sector.
- The Prime Minister’s speech can be read here.