Khair Stormer should support Labor MPs Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal He has announced that when he comes to parliament next week, he could provoke a revolt by pro-EU supporters.
The Labor leader gave a press conference The Prime Minister announced that the talks were over, And said it had made a “tough decision” to support the deal. “When the deal comes before parliament, Labor will accept it and vote on it,” he said.
Stormer described Johnson’s contract “thinned”, Says it does not support workers’ rights or does not adequately protect sectors such as manufacturing and creative industries.
But he stressed that the other real possibility now is that no deal has been pulled out of the transition period on January 1 next week. “A better deal could have been negotiated. But I accept that that option is now gone,” he said.
Others, including those who refused to vote to provoke the Article 50 process to leave the EU, want to vote against Labor.
Several shadow cabinet members are known to have expressed concerns about the idea of supporting the deal, including the shadow chancellor, Annecy Thots, the shadow chief secretary of the treasury, Bridget Phillipson and the shadow international trade secretary Emily Thornberry. Is expected to adhere to collective responsibility.
Dots tweeted on Thursday that the deal would have a “major negative impact” on GDP, and pointed out that it would not have the “right benefits” as EU membership – a promise that Stormer added as one of Theresa’s “six tests” when she was in the shadow of the May deal Proxy Secretary.
But Stormer stressed that “leadership is about making tough decisions in the national interest”: “It’s about being a serious, responsible opposition.
Johnson attacked Stormer during questions from the Prime Minister earlier this month in a key vote on corona virus control.
His message to the government was: “Against any deal, we accept this deal, but the consequences are yours, yours alone. Every moment you are in power we will be responsible for it.” This decision was confirmed at a shadow cabinet meeting on Thursday.
Both Houses of Parliament will be reconvened on December 30, with the Lord sitting from 9.30 am and noon to pass the Bill on the implementation of the treaty – on the same day.
Speaker Lindsay Hoyle called on MPs and their staff to refrain from traveling if possible in view of the Govt restrictions and the spread of the disease in London in many parts of the country.
Even the significant revolt of Euroseptic parliamentarians on Tory benches, backed by Labor, – which seems unlikely – will not prevent the deal from passing.
But Stormer may face a significant revolt on his own side, with some Labor MPs suggesting that many colleagues will violate the whips, who cannot use the traditional approach of face-to-face provocation.
Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davy said his party had not yet decided how to vote on the deal, but he told BBC News: “Even in an initial analysis, it expects a very bad deal for our economy.”