Yorkshire and Humber MEP Amjad Bashir has welcomed the triggering today of Article 50, confirming that the UK will leave the European Union.
The Conservative politician, a prominent campaigner for Leave during the referendum campaign, said: “At last the will of the people has been enacted.
“All the bickering and all the attempted amendments in Parliament were frankly just a distraction and an attempt to frustrate the government.
“Now we can concentrate on the important work, which is to secure the best deal possible for Britain as we leave the EU – as well as work on prospective trade deals with countries around the globe.
“It is good that Parliament did not push its attempts to tie the Prime Minister’s hands or restrict her negotiating options and I am very confident we can now press on to achieve a really good deal.”