Sir Roger Gale willing to back 'flawed' Brexit deal

Friday, November 8, 2019

Sir Roger Gale has said that although he "couldn't understand" the Prime Minister's Brexit deal, it was in the interests of the country to get it through the Commons.

The Tory candidate revealed he was willing to back the "flawed" Withdrawal Agreement if re-elected as an MP in order to "move forward" with the Brexit process.

"I spent a happy several hours in the middle of the night going through the deal myself with a cold towel round my head and I couldn't understand it," he told talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer.

"If it's the best deal on offer, and if it's the thing that is stopping us from getting on and doing all the things that need to be done in the interests of people's everyday lives, our economy, our security and everything else, then we have to get the deal done and move forward."

He continued: "This Brexit deal or Withdrawal Agreement is only the beginning of discussions."

Despite the topic dominating Commons discussions since the EU referendum, Sir Roger insisted there would be "life after Brexit".

"It's not only the public, politicians are fed up to the back teeth with Brexit. It's a millstone around all of our necks," he added.

"I chaired an agriculture Bill months ago. It hasn’t gone through its stages. Why? Because we’ve been bogged down with Brexit."

His comments come as Boris Johnson promised a fast track "NHS visa", making it easier for overseas doctors and nurses to work in the UK if the Tories won the general election.

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