Today MPs will vote on the Prime Minister’s EU Withdrawal Agreement – and it looks likely we will vote it down.
I will be one of the many MPs voting against it. This staggeringly unpopular agreement fails to meet the government’s promises in many ways. For instance, it does not protect the environment or workers’ rights, nor does it give businesses the certainty they need.
Whatever happens today, it will be an extremely important day. I hope to report back with a Facebook Live video after the vote this evening – do check back in if you would like to ask me questions.
Last week I spoke in the debate about the Withdrawal Agreement, on the theme of the government’s new Immigration Bill.
The current immigration system urgently needs to change. This is reflected in my constituency caseload – the largest single category is immigration, as my caseworkers and I try to help people navigate a chaotic and inefficient system.
It is hard to see how this system will cope if we leave the EU, as it will need to process many thousands of extra people.
Read my speech here, or see a clip below.