Corbyn, Farage and Sturgeon Have All Opposed the New Brexit Deal

Cheryl Sanders
October 18, 2019

Labour former deputy leader Harriet Harman described the resignation of Dame Louise as "very sad news".

Following days of talks, the Prime Minister announced that a withdrawal agreement had been finalised with Brussels as he headed to a two-day summit of European Union leaders.

The Northern Ireland Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is also against the deal.

The new agreement states that this alignment would apply to goods, sanitary measures for animals, Value-Added Tax and state aid rules.

"People might be tempted short term but they will regret it".

But Mr Corbyn warned that the new arrangements would not offer "complete freedom of movement between Britain and Ireland". "Having achieved that - which I think we can on Saturday - that's the platform for going into an election and ridding this country of this right-wing, authoritarian, white nationalist and English chauvinist government once and for all".

Several lawmakers, including some Jews, have left Labour since Corbyn's election as party leader in 2015.

Former Labour cabinet minister Mr Hain sees the Brexit deal as "an agenda for a low standards and low tax haven - a Singapore-on-Thames".

Tomorrow, MPs will hold the first parliamentary session on a Saturday since 1982. That had to stay in there, presumably, to assuage European anxieties about being undercut, but it could also help Johnson woo over those wavering Labour MPs, most from heavily Leave seats, who feel duty bound by the 2016 result to find a way to "get Brexit done". The law only compels the PM to seek an extension if MPs fail to pass a motion.

Johnson made the deal with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker Thursday. "There is no need for prolongation".

The decision by Remainer MPs to back away yesterday followed confusion over whether Labour would actually back a second referendum in a vote on "Super Saturday".

"There is no choice between Brexit or no Brexit: it's a choice between deal or no deal", Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel said Friday.

"Let's just get it done and dusted".

Stoke-on-Trent North MP Ruth Smeeth said the Labour Party should be "ashamed" that anti-Jewish "hate and abuse" is happening on their watch. I would like to thank the overwhelming majority of Labour MPs who have fought Labour's antisemitism valiantly and the Co-operative Get together who've taken a agency and unequivocal stance in opposition to this racism.

But others believe Labour could push the deal over the line.

"If Boris Johnson is so confident that this deal is a good one, what good reason could he have for refusing to disclose vital details from the House of Commons?" she said.

Unison general secretary Dave Prentis said there is "nothing here [in the agreement] for any Labour MP to vote for". We think that there are huge risks in this agreement.

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