Rosie Cooper MP press statement on EU Leaders letter 10th October, 2019
West Lancashire MP Rosie is a co-signatory of a letter to EU leaders urging them to ‘work night and day, if required, to agree a deal’ ahead of the 31 October Brexit deadline. Rosie is one of 19 Labour MPs to put their name to the letter to Jean Claude Junker and Donald Tusk arguing for the EU Commission, the EU27, and the UK government to reach an agreement to avoid a No Deal Brexit happening.
“It is clear that most people here in West Lancashire and across the country are tired of the Brexit deadlock and want the situation resolved. I have consistently argued that an orderly Brexit is better than a No Deal Brexit. I sincerely hope all those round the negotiating table are listening and willing to finally reach an agreement given it is 1,200 days since the country took the decision to leave the EU.
“I am concerned that any further delays to the UK leaving the EU will only add to the deepening public divisions we see and the growing disenchantment with politics. Until a deal is agreed the country cannot heal these divisions”.
In the letter the 19 Labour MPs argue
“The EU Commission, the EU27 and the UK government have to find an accommodation. An orderly Brexit is better than a no deal Brexit. The public are tired of the deadlock and want Brexit resolved. That a deal will deliver an orderly Brexit, respect the 2016 referendum decision and protect the Good Friday Agreement. A deal can provide guarantees and rights that most voters, including Remain voters, value. That the parties to the negotiations should be willing to ‘work night and day, if required’ until an agreement is reached.
In 2016 West Lancashire voted in favour of leaving the EU, a decision Rosie Cooper MP committed to honouring during the Brexit process. A position which is consistent with the 2017 Labour Party manifesto which she was elected on”.