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Barking MP brands prime minister’s Brexit deal as ‘unworkable’ following Commons climbdown on vote

PUBLISHED: 17:45 10 December 2018

Barking MP Dame Margaret Hodge. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Images

Barking MP Dame Margaret Hodge. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Images

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The MP for Barking has criticised prime minister Theresa May for calling off tomorrow’s vote on her Brexit deal.

Dame Margaret Hodge called Ms May’s proposed agreement for exiting the European Union “unworkable” in scathing public remarks.

Ms May admitted to a packed House of Commons earlier today (Monday) her plans would be rejected “by a significant margin” of MPs, postponing the vote to an unspecified date.

“The delay to the Brexit vote is just another example of a government on the run,” said Dame Margaret.

“This deal is unworkable and so is the whole approach of this prime minister.”

The Labour MP and party colleague Jon Cruddas, who represents Dagenham and Rainham, previously vowed to vote against the 599-page plan.

The deal sets out the UK’s exit from the EU, including plans for workers’ rights, trade and border arrangements.

The UK voted to leave the EU by 52 per cent to 48pc two years ago.


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