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November update

27th November 2018

It’s been another busy month, starting with events to mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. I’m always filled with a huge amount of pride to see the heartfelt tributes paid to the members of our Armed Forces, past and present, on Remembrance Day, and this year has been a particularly poignant opportunity to recognise the enormous sacrifice they make to keep us safe.

I was delighted to join hundreds of veterans, serving members of our Armed Forces, their families and those who wanted to pay their respects at events throughout the Constituency to remember those who sacrificed their lives for their country.  It was an incredibly moving few days of remembrance, and I personally thank everyone who helped to organise a local event and all those who attended.

Meanwhile, after thousands of hours of negotiations, we have now reached a good deal with the EU on the Withdrawal Agreement, and agreed on a Political Declaration on our future relationship. Of course, there have been compromises made, on both sides, because that is what happens in negotiations, and I freely admit that it is not a perfect deal, but we must not let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

Having read the deal in detail, I firmly believe that this deal delivers what the British people voted for in June 2016, and what the Conservative Party was elected on in our 2017 Manifesto.

If we don’t move forward with the agreement that we have achieved, nobody can know for sure the consequences that will follow. It would be to take a path of deep and grave uncertainty. That is why I am backing Theresa May in supporting this deal and working to achieve a positive relationship with the EU that creates the best outcome for the people of Devizes.

Posted by Claire Perry at 10:15am

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