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12 Labour MPs are now willing to push through no deal, reports say

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As many as 12 Labour MPs are now “willing to countenance” a no-deal Brexit, according to BBC Newsnight Political Editor Nick Watt.

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Speaking last night, Watt warned that growing numbers of Labour rebels were making it difficult to find the numbers in Parliament to block no deal.

He said that there are around six Tory MPs who are willing to stand in the way of the future Prime Minister if he decides to take Britain tumbling off the no-deal cliff.

However, this is well short of the 16 Tory MPs that are needed to counterbalance the growing ranks of Labour backbenchers willing to drive through no deal.

This tricky arithmetic was seen last month. An attempt by opposition parties to block a no-deal Brexit by seizing control of the Commons agenda was defeated by 309 votes to 298 after eight Labour MPs defied the party whip.

They were: Kevin Barron, Ronnie Campbell, Jim Fitzpatrick, Caroline Flint, Stephen Hepburn, Kate Hoey, John Mann and Graham Stringer.

This group is now expanding, which means more Conservative MPs urgently need to stand up to block an impending no-deal catastrophe.

We’re now in a situation where Labour MPs, who claim to represent working-class communities, could force through a type of Brexit that – according to detailed economic modelling – will damage the most neglected areas of the country. Welcome to British politics in 2019.

11 responses to “12 Labour MPs are now willing to push through no deal, reports say

  1. “Britain tumbling off the no-deal cliff” “impending no-deal catastrophe” Hahahahahaha. The majority didn’t vote for any kind of subservient deal, they voted leave. Like it or not leave out London, and in just about all of the Labour strongholds they voted leave. There are going to be some shocks at the next election when the MPs that have gone against the wishes of those they purport to represent get their comeuppance.

    1. Liverpool a strong labour stronghold did not vote leave. many of us in Liverpool switched to lib dem in the election on Europe because of the frustration in watching our politicians making decisions based on outdated party politics not the good of the public. If 12 labour mps vote to leave without a deal many of us will never vote for them again

  2. John Quinlan 48% voted to remain, this is not a game it has serious implications for us all. I am sick of seeing and hearing people with one foot in the grave talking about Great Britain. Look at the facts man our people will suffer and subsequently so will the politicians but maybe our political landscape will change. What sort of people are we that go to Europe paid for by taxes and insult our European neighbours by showing our backsides. A truly disrespectful act by unintelligent narrow minded individuals in my humble opinion.

  3. Labour MPs that Vote for a No Deal Brexit will not last very long as MPs. Its becoming clearer by the day that the majority of people and Labour Members dont want Brexit. People have changed their mind. As a active Democracy their views needto be heard. #PeoplesVote is only solution

  4. I detect the smell of fear amongst you lot. Where is your courage and determination to rid this country of what Europe has become. They want your Sovereignty, lawmaking, border control, fishing grounds etc and here you are bleating on about wanting to stay in the federalist EU. Now hear this. Noone has said No deal would be without hiccups but if you can see past your distorted spectacles, you will see that any jobs lost will be regained in spades, the economy will spiral upwards, we make our own laws to suit ourselves without comeback of some 3rd rate satellite country in Europe. We get our flshing grounds back, think of all those jobs back to GB. We negotiate new trade deals with OUR interests at the forefront. Our wonderful Military stays in British hands. Nigel and Boris should be given every support. Let’s get out, with absolutely no ties to the EU, and start Great Britain again. We’ve already attracted investment totalling more than the sum of Germany and France’s combined. Get a spine, and think rationally there is only one answer to all this MAYhem and that is a clean break so let’s get on with it.

    1. Please tell us how much we have given to the EU in the past three wasted years and also how much we have got back. The answer is far less. Pretty near all major suppliers are in the hands of foreign owners who ensure they pay the minimum tax to Britain and export the knowhow we have to cheaper producing EU members with finance from the EU. No hope of those jobs returning if we stay grovelling to their dictatorship.

    2. There is no such thing as Great Britain, the Tory party has seen to that with their criminal greed, corruption and sanctimonious policies and attacks on the most vulnerable of society, stealing from the poor to give to the rich. They make me sick to my stomach every time I hear their posh public schoolboy/girl voices and their pathetic silverspoon attitude to anyone who is not of their ilk. The sooner Scotland gets Independence is not soon enough for me, good riddance to you all and don’t come back.

  5. I don’t care what any Brexiters say, leaving the EU is leaving our country wide open to trouble, a few hundred people have the fate of millions in their hands, and not one of them is to be trusted…

  6. Well l voted Leave the EU Because we are paying them for what? We pay them millions and for nothing in return we need to LEAVE VERY QUICKLY WITH NO DEAL (A WTO) WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD, OUR GOVERNMENT HAVE HAD 3 YEARS TO GET THINGS SORTED AND NOT DONE A THING. WE NEED TGE BREXIT PARTY INVOLVED AS THEY HAVE A BETTER CLUE WHAT NEEDS DOING THAN BORIS OR JEREMY THAT IS FOR CERTAIN.

  7. There are two types that want no-deal brexit. the very wealthy, and the very stupid. check your bank balance to see which group you are part of

    If you think britain will be “great” after exit, that it will have any global clout, that it will be the empire all over again – well, I hate to be the one to tell you this, but history has left you behind.

    there’s a certain type of arrogance that comes with the english, and it’s going to be slapped right out of you if we leave.

    1. Absolutely spot-on.

      Unfortunately, the self-styled Brexiteers are nothing if not blinkered and irascible. In fact, often that’s all they are. When literally ALL evidence points to No Deal being nothing short of disastrous for our country – and furthermore, likely to break up the United Kingdom as well – they remain stoically tied to the mast of a sinking ship.

      And the sheer f**king irony of people asking for Nigel Farage – the UNELECTED Leader of ‘The Brexit Party who has never managed to gain a seat in the Houses of Parliament – to be involved in the future of Britain beggars belief.

      If you have any sort of affection for this odious little man, just consider that he led his MEPs to turn their backs on the EU Anthem before the eyes of the world. All very well as presumably some sort of Blitz spirit, ‘they don’t like it up ‘em’ show of defiance to those UNELECTED bureaucrats in Strasbourg.

      And then consider that it was a tactic used by the actual Nazi party in the German Reichstag at the behest of Adolf Hitler.

      That’s the kind of man you are championing.

      We are f*cked.

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