This afternoon, the Windsor Framework passed the House of Commons.
With 515 votes in favour and 29 votes against, the widely-reported defections by Boris Johnson, Liz Truss, other right-wing Tories, and the DUP were ultimately not enough to prevent its passage.
Ahead of the vote, Best for Britain coordinated a joint statement signed by 77 business leaders, including International Chamber of Commerce Chair Paul Drechsler, former Siemens UK CEO Jürgen Maier, and Cobra Beer Founder and Chair Lord Karan Bilimoria, calling on MPs to back the Windsor Framework in Parliament. The statement said the deal could start a “new chapter in UK/EU relations”.
Best for Britain Chief Executive Naomi Smith said,
“Thankfully, MPs have ignored the opportunistic braying of Boris Johnson and Liz Truss and advanced the Windsor Framework. This vote will be welcomed by businesses across the entire UK, who crave certainty and stability to navigate the post-Brexit trade landscape.
“It is essential that the Government continues to work prudently and flexibly alongside the EU to secure the best possible outcomes for the UK.”