We had a reception for the ECR group this evening where I gave a short introduction. I wanted to thank everyone from Party officials to volunteers for all their work. I pointed out that although it is clear we voted to leave the EU and we are leaving the EU, it is time for us to come together to make this work not only for Britain but for the EU.
Conservative MEPs are not out the door just yet and we will continue to fight for British interests and we will do all we can to help smooth over the Brexit talks. The European Parliament have a vote on the final deal under Article 50 and so we need to stay there to make sure we deliver whatever our PM negotiates with her 27 colleagues.