Many of you will have read arguments from 10 Downing Street that they expect the Labour Party to back Theresa May’s nonsensical Brexit plan because the only alternative is ‘No Deal’. This morning on the Andrew Marr programme, I made clear that if Theresa May says the only options are falling of a cliff or getting on a bridge to nowhere, that is an entirely false choice, and the Labour Party will not fall for it.
So if that is all she comes up with, I told Andrew Marr we will reject her deal, defeat it in the House of Commons, and demand a General Election, so we can rid of this wretched, shambolic government for good. But I said if we can’t get that election, all options are on the table, and we stand ready to campaign for a People’s Vote on the final proposal instead. Because ultimately, it is our party’s job to save the country from economic and social catastrophe, not to save Theresa May’s premiership.
You can see a clip from my interview here, and as ever, pease let me have your thoughts. Best wishes,