Brexit anniversary: 'We're not turning our backs on the continent', says John Redwood

John Redwood shares views on Brexit on the anniversary of the EU referendum

The MP for Wokingham said the UK wouldn't turn away from the continent

Friday, June 23, 2017

John Redwood has insisted the UK won't turn away from the continent as Brexit negotiations continue. 

Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the EU referendum, in which 52% of the country voted to leave the European Union. 

Article 50 has since been triggered, and the process of exiting the bloc has begun. 

Redwood, the MP for Wokingham who was a prominent member of the Leave campaign, made it clear his views had not changed. 

He told Paul Ross: "[The reasons for Brexit are] even more right today. We need to leave to be more prosperous, democratic, and do all the things they stop us doing. 

"We haven't had the economic disaster Remain were predicting. We voted to take control of borders, laws, and money.

"We aren't turning our back on the continent, but we must deliver Brexit and that means we take control."

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