The Brexit divisions are finally healing, says Leave campaigner John Redwood

Brexit: 'Majority of MPs now agree with the public, divisions are healing,' says John Redwood MP

John Redwood has claimed that MPs are finally starting to unite over Brexit in the House of Commons

Thursday, February 2, 2017

John Redwood MP has claimed divisions in the House of Commons over Brexit are finally healing following the vote on the Article 50 bill last night.

The House of Commons voted by a majority of almost 400 to pass the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) bill, granting Theresa May the power to enact Article 50 through the first round of voting. 

Although there are still several stages to pass before the bill becomes law, Redwood, the MP for Wokingham, said last night's vote shows Parliament is finally starting to unite behind the decision to leave the European Union.

He told Julia Hartley-Brewer: “This [the EU referendum] was the people's decision. It was one of the few things both Remain and Leave both agreed on.

“It now up to Parliament to enact this decision and it was an emotional and big occasion.

"This was approving a piece of legislation that the people had already approved.

"A lot of MPs who were on the Remain side are on their journey, they've moved quite a lot. There was a coming together. 

“The divisions are healing, the big majority of MPs now agree with the majority of the public."