MP: Brexit deal close
Kent’s only Labour MP says she will not back a Brexit deal that is about “saving politicians’ skin” rather than one that is best for the country – and claims a deal is close to being reached.
Canterbury MP Rosie Duffield has been in Brussels on a fact-finding visit and said in an interview that even those who voted to leave the EU wanted a say on the terms of the deal.
She said a deal was close but if it did not resolve key issues like customs, she would not back it.
She said: “It sounds like they are doing anything or something just to push things through.
“Those really complex and complicated issues have not been resolved or solved or dealt with for the future. I couldn’t back that – they have not been thorough enough.”
She said leave voters had changed their mind, adding: “I’d love a People’s Vote and so would my constituents.”