There is a great deal to look forward to in 2020 as the Government prepares to embark upon the programme set out by the Conservatives during the General Election campaign to unleash Britain’s potential and deliver on our promises.
Last week Parliament debated the ambitious proposals to end the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040. During this debate, I was very pleased to be able to talk about the ways in which Rugby is helping to drive this change in the automotive sector.
At this stage in the process of delivering the outcome of the 2016 referendum, there is nothing to be gained for the UK by changing the leader of the Conservative Party. To pursue this process will not change the Parliamentary arithmetic and will put the process back in time.
As Parliament rises for the summer recess, the Government has brought forward the Chequers Agreement, which sets out a pragmatic and positive plan for the UK’s future relationship with the European Union.
Last week the House of Commons passed the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. This is a vital piece of legislation which will transfer many of the existing laws which currently have effect due to our membership of the European Union directly into UK law.