Labour vow to vote against Brexit deal

Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary has said that her party would refuse to vote for any Brexit deal put forward by Theresa May, claiming there must be a general election.

Speaking to the Financial Times MP Emily Thornberry said: “I can’t see them coming back with a deal that is going to meet our six tests and I can’t see them coming back with a deal that will unite the Tory party, for heaven’s sake . . . They are not capable of governing . . . We’re either going to have a general election in the autumn or we’re going to have it in the spring.”

Speaking on Politics Live Westmonster’s Steven Edginton responded to the news: “This confirms Labour peer Andrew Adonis’s statement the other week that you cannot vote Labour if you are a Brexiteer, they are not the party of Brexit, they are not going to deliver Brexit.”

Labour’s Emily Thornberry’s intervention comes as Tory MP Steve Baker said up to 80 MPs are willing to vote against Chequers in the Commons.

A huge amount of Labour’s support comes from Brexit voters, this will be a huge mistake if they vote against Brexit at all costs.