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Anglia Late Edition - October 2019

Anglia Late Edition is the regional politics programme for the East of England presented by political correspondent Emma Hutchinson

The Brexit deal has finally been hammered out in Brussels but some Conservative MPs in the Anglia region are looking at the detail before deciding whether to vote for it.

The deal to leave the European Union on 31st October will come back to the House of Commons in a rare Saturday sitting.

Anglia Late Edition discusses the implications of the deal and what happens next.

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MPs like Sir Bernard Jenkin in Essex and Peter Bone in Northamptonshire were leading campaigners for Britain to leave the European Union during the referendum campaign.

They say they will be scrutinising the deal the Prime Minister has struck with the EU before deciding whether to vote for it on Saturday.

That vote in the House of Commons is likely to be very close with opposition parties already saying they won't support the deal and the government has lost the support of Northern Ireland's DUP.

Boris Johnson and EU President Jean-Claude Juncker shakes hand on the deal in Brussels.

"I'm very attracted to the politics of waking up one morning and saying: 'Hey everybody - we've left the EU' and we can start dealing with all the issues and imperfections in this deal.

"But I'm not committing myself until I've studied the detail."

– Sir Bernard Jenkin, Conservative MP for Harwich and North Essex

"We have to read the details to find our what it really truthfully says and I will do that later today and tomorrow and make my mind up on Saturday.

"I will vote according to my conscience then."

– Peter Bone, Conservative MP for Wellingborough

Emma Hutchinson was joined in the studio by four politicians from the Anglia region

  • Vicky Ford is the Conservative MP for Chelmsford and is a former Member of the European Parliament
  • Daniel Zeichner has been the Labour MP for Cambridge since 2015
  • Shai Ahmed is the Brexit Party candidate in Hemel Hemstead in Hertfordshire
  • Ben Goodwin is the Liberal Democrat candidate in Broadland in Norfolk
Emma Hutchinson was joined in the studio by Vicky Ford MP (Con), Daniel Zeichner MP (Lab), Shai Ahmed (Brexit Party) and Ben Goodwin (Lib Dem) Credit: ITV News Anglia

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