Wes welcomed the Prime Minister’s statement to the House of Commons on the European Union and his renegotiation efforts, stating that he agreed with him “about making sure that we have a strong global financial centre, but also one that enjoys all the benefits of access to the largest single market.”
During his comments Wes also invited the Prime Minister to join him on the campaign trail in Ilford North with Britain Stronger in Europe, whilst also asking the Prime Minister whether he would “send a very clear message to my constituents and all Londoners that London is stronger in Europe?”
In his response Cameron quoted Chris Cummings, the chief executive of TheCityUK, who said that “the City is Europe’s financial centre and the UK’s membership of the European Union is of strategic importance to the financial and related professional services industry. Business opinion both within and beyond our industry is that continuing membership is important to Britain’s competitiveness”.
During the debate Wes also drew attention to how Boris Johnson had “given up his day job to think about his next job”, adding on Facebook that the outgoing Mayor of London has “put his self-interest before consideration of the national interest,” in his decision to campaign to leave the EU.
After the debate Wes said “there are a great many areas where I disagree with the Prime Minister,” adding that they “have different values and competing visions about how to make our country stronger and how to make the world a better place. But on the question of Britain's membership of the EU we are in agreement.”
Click here to watch Wes' exchange with the Prime Minister.
Click here to read Wes' recent article for the Times on the EU.