Continuing to Support Theresa May

I continue to support the Prime Minister and the Government in the need to negotiate a good deal as we leave the EU. My position on that has not changed. Given that the House of Commons rejected the deal negotiated then the PM is right to continue to engage with Conservative colleagues, the DUP and senior Parliamentarians. She is right to seek to identify what would be required to secure the backing of the House. This continues the political engagement she has undertaken since negotiations with the EU began. If it is not clear what others do want, the Labour opposition have numerous and conflicting positions, the smaller opposition parties have positions incompatible with the referendum result, and senior Parliamentarians have a wide range of positions, many diametrically opposed. 

The PM has my support in continuing to seek a majority view, and if these meetings yield ideas that are genuinely negotiable and have sufficient support in the Commons then the Government will explore them with the EU. That is a sensible approach.