Statement from Sir Michael Fallon MP

Statement from Michael Fallon MP

We are all sorry that Polly Furse has resigned as Chair of the Sevenoaks Conservative Association.  At the Executive Council meeting last Friday I thanked her for her work. I updated members fully on the Brexit negotiations and voting.

Leaving without a deal has never been the government’s policy.  It was not the Leave Campaign’s policy: they made clear there would have to be a transitional period rather than a cliff-edge.   We must do everything possible to avoid the damage of new tariffs, however temporary, and to minimise any possible disruption to our businesses here in Kent. 

I remain committed to implementing the result of the referendum but I could not support the original Withdrawal Agreement. I support the Prime Minister’s efforts to get a better deal.