UK must remain friends with European countries says Hampshire MP

THE MP for East Hampshire believes it is crucial the UK continues to stay '˜friends' with European countries after Brexit is triggered.

Friday, 20th January 2017, 6:28 am

Damian Hinds believes leaving the European Union will result in a fairer deal for all.

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But he thinks the nation should not completely forget its EU neighbours.

Mr Hinds said: ‘The result of the referendum was to leave the European Union, it was not a vote to leave Europe . We want to continue to be reliable partners, willing allies and close friends with European countries.

‘The PM was right to identify that we have a shared interest in a good constructive outcome from the upcoming negotiations. I think it is right, that we are not seeking an “off-the-shelf” model for our new relationship.’