Brexit

Simon Clarke is committed to delivering the best possible Brexit deal for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland. With two-thirds of residents supporting Britain's exit from the European Union, the opportunities that Brexit provides for our area are huge, and Simon has pledged to ensure these opportunities are grasped.  He wants to see a liberal, free-trading Britain emerge after Brexit, with our laws made in Westminster and our borders controlled by the UK Government.

The video above shows Simon speaking about Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland and Brexit during the EU WIthdrawal Bill debate in the House of Commons (September 2017).

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Exposing Labour's Brexit Lie

Yesterday one of our Teesside Labour MPs endorsed a tweet attacking “Leave w***ers”. For me, this was an insult too far.

Talking very frankly with the BBC

I was a guest on today's BBC Sunday Politics. I spoke from the heart about how strongly I feel about honouring my promises. I don't think this month's European elections should be taking place, I won't campaign in them, and I won't support a Customs Union with the EU.

Warning against a customs union

The Government is in talks with Labour about their proposal for a Customs Union with the EU after we leave. It is still very unclear what will emerge from those talks - there is a reasonable chance nothing will - but I have warned this would be totally unsuitable for our country.

Labour blocks a No Deal Brexit

Last night Parliament decided (by one vote) to make it impossible for the Prime Minister to seek a No Deal Brexit. As you would expect, I voted against every stage of this awful legislation.

Control of our borders

Thanks for all your messages following my appearance on BBC Look North last night.

Labour's U-turn on free movement

Labour are guilty of the most appalling deception on freedom of movement. Despite promising they would end it, tonight they are whipping in favour of a Norway type deal, where free movement would continue. They are also whipping in favour of a second referendum.

Voting for No Deal

Today in the House of Commons there are 'indicative votes' on how MPs wish to proceed with Brexit. I will vote FOR:

Option B - "No Deal"; and

My votes on Brexit

I want to provide you with an update on my votes this week.

Yesterday I voted against removing No Deal from the table. This is clearly a terrible idea and would deprive us of all negotiating leverage.

Tell Corbyn you don't want a Second Referendum

Being an MP is a matter of taking decisions and honouring your promises. Last night, as promised, I voted against the Withdrawal Agreement. As the Attorney General’s own very honest advice made clear, the potential for our being trapped by the EU in the backstop had not been solved.