Labour’s Jim Fitzpatrick comes out for the Brexit deal – but who will follow him?

The Poplar and Limehouse MP’s intervention is significant – but rather than making Theresa May’s life easier, it shows why it remains near impossible.

Theresa May’s belated appeal to Labour ahead of the vote on the Withdrawal Agreement has won its first convert: Jim Fitzpatrick, the MP for Poplar and Limehouse.

“I’m not quite there yet, but I’m not far away,” was how Fitzpatrick put it in the Commons this afternoon. He criticised his party’s approach to the vote, complaining that its six tests had been designed to be failed, and argued – as Tory MP George Freeman did yesterday – that voting for Theresa May’s...
source: New Statesman

2019-01-11 18:53
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