Brexit update 6th March 2019

I am very concerned at the way our withdrawal from the EU has been handled. I believe the Prime Minister’s approach resulted in a deeply flawed Brexit deal that will not protect jobs, workplace rights or environmental standards, and will not ensure frictionless trade for British businesses.

Following Parliament’s decisive rejection of her deal, I believe the Prime Minister is now recklessly running down the clock in an attempt to force MPs to choose between her bad deal or a catastrophic No Deal. There is no majority in Parliament for No Deal and I will continue to oppose a damaging Brexit based on the Prime Minister’s overwhelmingly rejected deal.

I have consistently said that all options must remain on the table to break the Brexit deadlock and that includes the option of campaigning for a public vote.

Therefore, if the alternative Brexit plan I am calling on the Government to negotiate does not win majority support in the House of Commons, I will support an amendment in favour of a public vote to prevent a damaging form of Brexit being forced on our country.