Well, I've had a constructive meeting with President Juncker this evening. I've underlined the need for us to see legally binding changes to the backstop that ensure that it cannot be indefinite. That's what is required if a deal is to pass the House of Commons.
We've agreed that work to find a solution will continue at pace. Time is of the essence. And it's in both our interests that when the UK leaves the EU, it does so in an orderly way. So we've made progress. And the secretary of state for exiting the EU, the Brexit secretary, and the attorney-general will be in Brussels tomorrow for further talks.
Well, I'm saddened by the decision that three former members of my party have taken today. They have given dedicated service to our party over a long time, and I thank them for it. Of course, the question of the UK's relationship with the European Union has been a source of disagreement in my party and also in the country for a long time. And leaving the European Union after over 40 years was never going to be easy.
But I believe that by delivering on our manifesto commitment and delivering on the result of the referendum, we're doing the right thing for the country, and that by doing this, we can move forward together for that brighter future for the country. But I'm determined that under my leadership, the Conservative party will offer the decent, moderate, and patriotic politics that I believe the people of the UK deserve.
Well, the question of our membership of the European Union has been a matter of disagreement in our party for many years now. And it was never going to be easy for the UK to leave the European Union after over 40 years of membership.
But I believe that by delivering on the result of the referendum, which was our manifesto commitment, we're doing the right thing by the country, and we're ensuring that by doing that, we can actually then move forward together to a brighter future. But from the Conservative party under my leadership, I am determined that we will offer the decent, the moderate, the patriotic politics that I believe people in the UK want to see and the people in the UK deserve.