Last night, I voted against the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal. As I said in my full explanation on published on Sunday (see https://www.lizmcinnesmp.org.uk/bl…/2019/…/13/brexit-update/), I did this not because I want to stop Brexit, but because I am simply working to get a Brexit deal which will as much as possible benefit people in Heywood and Middleton and our country; one that will support jobs and the economy, and will ensure the brightest possible future for us outside of the EU.
The Prime Minister’s deal is a failure after two years of negotiations which have been handled terribly. She delayed the vote in December when it became clear she would lose, but in the weeks since then absolutely nothing has changed. It was a bad deal then, and it’s a bad deal now, and therefore nobody was surprised that it was defeated in Parliament last night.
I do not believe that the current Government are up to the job of negotiating a deal which works for Britain and can unite our country, and I will be supporting the motion of no confidence in them later today.