I am committed to respecting the result of the 2016 Referendum and delivering Brexit. I fully support the Prime Minister in her tireless efforts to so - indeed nobody could have done more.
However, I have always said a ‘no deal’ Brexit would be a bad outcome for my constituents and for Scotland.
On Wednesday night, the House of Commons rejected a ‘no deal’ Brexit under any circumstances. When it came to a final vote on the issue, I did not consider it right for me to oppose that view.
On Thursday, I supported the Prime Minister's proposal to delay Brexit, for a few weeks, if MPs back her deal to leave in an orderly way.
I was pleased that proposal won the clear backing of the House of Commons.
In the coming days I will continue to do all I can to work towards a deal that provides for a smooth orderly exit and allows us, most importantly, to move forward with a new trading relationship with the EU.