Lichfield and Burntwood MP Michael Fabricant has told Parliament that businesses want an end to Brexit uncertainty.
Michael Fabricant made his comments in the latest debate in the House of Commons about Boris Johnson’s proposed deal for the UK to leave the European Union.
And the Conservative told the Prime Minister that companies want to see the Brexit Deal endorsed by Parliament without any further delay.
“The Prime Minister will know that the Mayor of the West Midlands is in very close contact with manufacturers in the area, including Jaguar Land Rover,” Mr Fabricant said. “They are saying that the most damaging thing to manufacturing, and industry as a whole, is the uncertainty due to delay.
“They want – not just me, not just the Mayor – but manufacturers want the deal done and the deal done now.”
Mr Johnson replied: “My Right Honourable Friend is completely right, and the consequences of not getting this done, and not voting through this deal tonight is to continue with the creeping paralysis that is affecting certain parts of our economy.
“Perhaps even worse, if we don’t get this thing done, we face the continuing acrimony, the abuse, that I’m afraid is still heard on both sides, perhaps increasingly heard, on both sides of the argument.
“The divisions will continue.”
The Prime Minister could pull his Brexit bill if MPs do not agree with his three-day timeline at a vote later today (22nd October).
And Mr Fabricant said it was important that Parliament did not drag out the decision on a deal any longer.
“People are growing weary with these continual delays to Brexit and it is dividing society,” he said.
“Parliamentarians agreed the would abide with the referendum when it was held in 2016. Parliament’s implementation of the decision is long overdue.
“Labour believe that by delaying or stopping Brexit altogether it will damage Boris and increase their popularity. I think that voters are smart enough to recognise political cynicism when they see it.
“These delays are damaging our nation.”