Labour must be careful not to be embroiled with those who wish to reverse the result of the EU referendum by telling the electorate to vote again in a manner reminiscent of Marie Antoinette’s telling the French people to eat cake. Marie Antoinette had her head chopped off at the guillotine, Labour will be slaughtered at the polls. The 2016 referendum gave parliament one simple task: get the UK out of the EU. So far it has done its job. Article 50 has been triggered, the EU Withdrawal Act has been passed and a date set for leaving the EU. For a parliament with a majority on the Remain side, this is truly impressive. If MPs fail to complete the task by ensuring we leave on March 29 next year, and Labour has a central role to play in this, the whole Westminster setup will be brought into disrepute. People’s revenge will be subtle, but it may not be pretty. It should come as no surprise to anyone that the proposed withdrawal agreement leaves a number of loose ends or that its accompanying political declaration is couched in inspirational language but they do not constitute a reason to reject… Read full this story
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