Thank you for your email.

I, too, voted and campaigned to remain, but I am very conscious that the British people did not vote that way – and I don’t think that anything that has happened so far or is likely to happen in the near future demonstrates or is likely to demonstrate any aspect of the long-term effects of this move that weren’t discussed in the course of the referendum campaign.

I am afraid this was always going to be a long and difficult process but the mandate to the British Government and to Parliament is to find a way through it with the least possible disruption and short-term damage to our economy.

I will not therefore be supporting this petition or attending the Debate.