It was standing room only, last night, at Holy Trinity Church in Claygate, where I hosted an open public meeting on the state of play with Brexit.
It was great to have such a lively crowd, of some three to four hundred, engaging on such an important issue. I explained how the UK economy had proved more economically resilient than had been forecasted, in the aftermath of the referendum vote in June. I also set out the government’s position, and how the EU was likely to respond.
We then had well over an hour of questions and interventions – ranging from access to the single market to exchanges of students and researchers.
It’s natural that people have different concerns and interests. But, I found the meeting invaluable, as an opportunity to listen to local feedback, and address as many of the issues raised as possible – so thank you to everyone who came along.