Jeremy Corbyn has given the clearest indication yet that he will remove the whip from Labour MPs, if they vote in favour of Boris Johnson’s new Brexit deal.
Speaking in the House of Commons not long ago, the leader of the Labour Party said:
“Deal or no deal they want a Trump Brexit that will crash our economy. No Labour MP could support such a reckless deal.”
According to Steven Swinford of The Telegraph, around 20 Labour MPs are currently willing to back Johnson’s revised Brexit offer, including Ruth Smeeth, Gareth Snell and Stephen Kinnock, who all voted against Theresa May’s deal.
However, Corbyn has indicated this would be a major breach of party discipline, potentially resulting in the loss of the Labour whip.
This would follow Boris Johnson’s lead of sacking MPs from his own party over Brexit. Although, given the sheer idiocy of Johnson’s proposal, it seems likely that the EU will pulverise the PM’s offer, well before it reaches the House of Commons.