LABOUR has admitted its Brexit policy is to negotiate a new deal and then campaign to REJECT it in a second referendum.
Emily Thornberry was blasted by fellow panellists on Question Time as “ridiculous” when she revealed the party’s plans last night.
The clueless shadow foreign secretary was quizzed by host Fiona Bruce, in front of a packed studio audience in Norwich, about Labour’s indecision over their own Brexit policy.
Bruce said: “If you were to win a general election, you would go to Europe, try and get a better deal, have a referendum where Remain is an option.
“Would you then be campaigning against your own deal, to Remain against your own deal you negotiated? Or would you be actually saying, no support our deal?’
I would negotiate a deal to the best of my ability, a deal that will look after jobs and the economy, but the best way to look after jobs and the economy is for us to Remain.
The Islington South MP said she would campaign to remain even if a deal with Brussels was done.
Drawing ridicule from her fellow panellists, she said: “I would negotiate a deal to the best of my ability, a deal that will look after jobs and the economy, but the best way to look after jobs and the economy is for us to Remain.’
Tory MP, Kwasi Kwarteng interrupted: “And then you’ll campaign against it?!”
Fuming LBC radio host Iain Dale said Thornberry said Labour should be ashamed of their stance.
He said: “Do you have any idea how ridiculous that sounds to everybody here? You think people are going to vote for you on that basis. Have you no shame?”
Do you have any idea how ridiculous that sounds to everybody here? You think people are going to vote for you on that basis. Have you no shame?
Fellow panellist Brexit Party MEP Richard Tice then said: “Have you any idea how the European Union will treat us if we negotiate in that way? ‘Give us a nice deal please, then I’m going to vote not to have it in the first place?”
Utterly, Utterly ridiculous.”
The shambolic Question Time appearance came before Thornberry confirmed this morning that Labour will not vote for a snap election on Monday.
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Boris Johnson has accused Labour of running scared of an election during ferocious battles in the Commons this week.
The PM wants to go to the country rather than accept Corbyn’s demands to go cap in hand back to Brussels in just six weeks’ time.
“I don’t think I have, I have never known a time in modern history when the Leader of the Opposition has refused to take part in a general election,” Boris told ITV’s Peston.
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