After the ruling that the key step in leaving the EU has to go to Parliament, MP Mark Pawsey has restated his view that Brexit means Brexit.
The Advertiser asked Mr Pawsey for a response to the judges’ ruling on the triggering of Article 50.
He said: “On June 23 the British people voted to leave the EU. Since then there has been much discussion over the process for leaving and most recently we heard from the High Court that it should be debated in Parliament. However, one thing is clear: the British people voted to leave the EU and Parliament must follow that instruction.
“I campaigned, and voted, for the UK to remain in the European Union. Despite my disappointment at the result of the referendum, I have never considered attempting to overturn the will of the British people by suggesting that the result of the referendum should be questioned.
“What we all agree is that the Government must now secure the best deal for the country as we leave the EU.
“We have always been a truly great country and that will not change once we are no longer a member of the European Union. We are a country built upon an entrepreneurial spirit; an outward looking, global trading nation.
“The recent investment of companies such as Nissan in Sunderland, and Jaguar Land Rover closer to home, goes to prove that there can be a bright future ahead of us.
“It is right that the Government will appeal against the High Court judgement. However, if this issue is debated in the House of Commons I will vote to trigger Article 50 and implement the wishes of the British people.