MP Mitchell slams May’s Brexit deal as ‘humiliating’
THERESA May’s proposed Brexit deal is “humiliating”, according to former Conservative Minister Andrew Mitchell.
And the Sutton Coldfield MP said there may need to be another referendum on whether to go ahead with Brexit, but only as a “last resort”.
Mr Mitchell, the only Conservative MP in Birmingham, spoke in the run-up to the vote on Tuesday, January 15, when MPs will decide whether to accept Mrs May’s proposed EU withdrawal agreement.
But he predicted the House of Commons would reject the proposals, saying: “I’m astonished that the Prime Minister would bring to Parliament a deal from Brussels which she knows she cannot get through, and also apparently has no plan B.”
Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, he said: “All my instincts are to support the PM, but I have looked very carefully at this deal, I think it is a humiliating deal and I will not be able to support it as it stands.”
He described the proposed “backstop” arrangement as “extraordinarily worrying”.