Brexit news from Daniel Dalton MEP – One of our Conservative MEPs for Stoke-on-Trent.
“Conservative MEPs and I have just had a first and constructive meeting with the new Prime Minister, we discussed the plans being considered for Britain’s exit from the EU. She emphasised that we are leaving the EU, not leaving Europe, and the UK will wish to maintain the best possible relations with our neighbours after our departure.
“It is a complex issue and it is clear that the new PM will not be rushed. We will invoke Article 50 when our research is done and our negotiating team is in place.
“The PM stressed that Conservative MEPs will be fully involved in the process and I will continue to report back as the process develops.
“In the coming weeks I will focus on two priorities. Firstly, ensuring our party is fully united and pulling together while a smooth departure from the EU is negotiated that safeguards Britain’s interests and recognises that we remain friends, allies and trading partners with our European neighbours. In addition, once a formal notice to quit under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty has been triggered, there will be a two year period in which a deal will be negotiated.
“The task is as huge as it is important and will set the framework for the future of the country for many years to come,” Daniel Dalton MEP.