AS I write this, we have heard that EU leaders have approved the terms of the UK’s exit from the EU. Things could well have changed by the time the Herald goes to print.

What has been agreed is vague at best and is essentially an agreement to have an agreement. There is no majority for it in Parliament.

We have a deal that is a world away from what was promised in the Leave campaign, that would leave the UK worse off and with no influence in Europe, and which literally no-one wants.

It would leave us as rule takers not rule makers. And because no deal has been agreed on out future relationship, negotiations will continue for years if not decades.

This deal just kicks the can down the road and I cannot in all conscience support it.

Nor will I support a 'no-deal' scenario.

A no-deal Brexit will cost the UK £36bn. Theresa May offers a choice between no deal and a bad deal, which is tantamount to choosing which foot to fire the gun at.

My priority throughout this whole process has been my constituents. Thousands of local jobs rely directly or indirectly on the EU. Thousands of my constituents are EU citizens. Local residents, particularly the young, are seeing their future opportunities taken away from them.

I am completely behind the campaign for the people, not politicians, to be given the final say on this deal.

It is vital that we have a People's Vote - a referendum on the final deal giving the country a choice between Theresa May's botched Brexit deal and the current deal we have in the EU.

Nobody voted to make themselves poorer and damage the UK's standing in the world. If Theresa May were serious about seeing whether the public support her deal, then she would offer them a vote on it.

If people back the deal and decide that this was the type of Brexit they voted for, then fair enough. But people should be given that chance, now that we know the facts.

Oxfordshire’s economy based heavily on car manufacturing, research and development, science and the universities are likely to be hard hit by Brexit.

The Horizon 2020 programme is just one example of an EU scheme that supports a huge number of jobs locally.

The first independent economic analysis of the Government’s proposed Brexit deal shows it would reduce the value of the UK’s economy by 3.9 per cent - or £100 billion a year by 2030 - compared to staying in the European Union.

The only way to resolve such a crucial decision now is to give the British people the final say.