Thank you for contacting me about the trade deal that was voted through last week when Parliament was recalled.
In less than a year we have secured the deal that was thought impossible.
This agreement sees the UK out of:
- The Customs Union
- The Single Market
- The European Court of Justice
The deal delivers on our promises to:
- control our laws
- control our borders
- control our money
- control our trade
- control our fisheries
With over 62 trade deals now agreed, the UK is demonstrating that we are an outward looking, truly global nation.
Of course, fishing is hugely important to me and to South Devon and now that we have left the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) I look forward to helping build our fishing fleets, ports and encouraging a new generation into the fishing sector.
For starters I am pushing for a new fishing school to be created in South Devon and to expand the harbour of Brixham to be able to cope with an increase in catch.
The Prime Minister has my passion for the fishing industry, and I am pleased with his response when I congratulated him and the whole negotiating team on what they have achieved. https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2020-12-30/debates/9E132CEF-83CA-40BA-B8B4-A7127A968B68/EuropeanUnion(FutureRelationship)Bill#contribution-DC7ECB6B-B408-4000-B5C4-6DE51819D932