Greg Clark: MPs should Put up or Shut Up
11th December 2018
TUNBRIDGE WELLS MP Greg Clark, says Members of Parliament that are criticising Theresa May’s Brexit deal need to propose a credible alternative before rejecting the PM’s plan.
In his column for the Times of Tunbridge Wells, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said that in the coming days, Parliament must decide how Britain acts on the decision of the 2016 Referendum.
“The Prime Minister has negotiated an agreement that would implement Brexit, while allowing us to continue to trade freely with the EU,” said Mr Clark.
“It is easy to find something to criticise in the agreement, but few of the fiercest critics have put forward a credible alternative.
“The time has come for MPs to say what they do want rather than only what they don’t want.”
His words come just days after Theresa May called off Tuesday’s crucial vote on her Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, which she has conceded would be rejected if MPs had voted on it, choosing instead to go back to Brussels to ask for changes.
“I have always made my views clear - we need to agree a deal, rather than plunge into the disruption and uncertainty of an acrimonious walk-out on 29 March,” said Mr Clark.