It is well known that I have consistently opposed a No Deal Brexit. I am disappointed and surprised that the Prime Minister has decided to prorogue Parliament. The Government intends the House of Commons should not sit between 10th September and 14th October.
At the ‘Time is Now’ climate lobby, one of the issues which was raised with me were reports that the VAT on solar panels was to be increased from 5% to 20%. I have written to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury to ask whether these reports are accurate.
I backed Matt Hancock in the first round and after he withdrew from the race I have spoken to all the candidates in the final four to ask them about their Brexit and domestic policies. I am reassured that none of them want ‘No Deal’ and it is clear that Parliament will not allow this to happen.
Thank you to everyone who has written in with their views on today’s indicative votes. These are momentous times and if there is one positive it is that so many people are engaged with democracy and the political process right now.