Windsor MP Welcomes the Prime Minister's Florence Speech

Adam Afriyie, the MP for Windsor, has welcomed the Prime Minister’s latest speech in Florence regarding the UK’s exit from the European Union.

In Florence today Theresa May reiterated the UK’s shared values with the rest of the Europe and continuing commitment to security, stability and prosperity. Her speech also proposed more details on the rights of EU citizen’s rights, a 2 year transition period and an ambitious co-operative partnership in economic and security matters.

This follows the 14 details position papers that the UK government has published fleshing out the details for a future relationship between the UK and the EU.


The MP for the Windsor constituency, Adam Afriyie welcomed the figures:

“Only a real ideologue, whether Europhile or Euroceptic, could possibly object to the Prime Minister’s speech today. There simply isn’t anything else the UK could do to reaffirm our shared values with Europe or our commitment to security, prosperity and freedom.

“This is a detailed plan that should give every business who exports to the Single Market and every EU citizen who lives in the UK reassurance of the close relationship we will have with the European Union after Brexit. It’s a shocking juxtaposition to Labour, who can’t even say whether they want to remain in the Single Market and Customs Union.

“The ball is now firmly in Michel Barnier’s court. I very much hope that the EU negotiating team will accept these proposals in a constructive manner so that going forward we can build a prosperous and secure partnership on both sides of the Channel.

“I am completely supportive and united behind the Prime Minister’s pragmatic, comprehensive and detailed proposals. The Conservative Party is completely united behind the Prime Minister on the way forward and I think we can all be confident of a very fruitful and successful remaining period of negotiations.”


Note to editors

1.    Adam Afriyie is the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Ghana.

2.    He has a strong background in science, technology and innovation.

3.    He is currently Chairman of the Fintech APPG, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) and President of the Conservative Technology Forum (CTF).

4.    He was shadow Minister for Science from 2007-2010 and has a background in the information services and technology sector.

5.    The Prime Minister’s speech can be read here.