Nottinghamshire’s politicians have slammed Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal this morning.
As reaction to the plans takes over social media, both Labour and Conservatives have spoken out.
Conservative Anna Soubry, MP for Broxtowe and an ardent Remainer, has critiqued both the deal and Dominic Raab’s resignation as Brexit Secretary. She’s also been pushing May to support a People’s Vote in parliament this morning.
Raab’s resignation marks the end of PMs Withdrawal Agreement. This is v serious the PM will clearly be considering her position. My own view is that we need a Govt of National Unity and we need it now.
— Anna Soubry MP (@Anna_Soubry) November 15, 2018
Chris Leslie, Labour MP for Nottingham East, claims May’s plan won’t make it through parliament. He’s encouraging supporters to sign a petition asking Jeremy Corbyn to commit to a People’s Vote too.
— Chris Leslie (@ChrisLeslieMP) November 15, 2018
Lillian Greenwood also suggests that the electorate might want to stay in the EU after the reveal of the Brexit plan. The Labour MP for Nottingham South says May has maintained there were now three options, including Remain.
Except PM spelled out very clearly that there are 3 options. Having looked at the 2 Brexit options, people might well conclude they’d rather stay as we are https://t.co/uyeF1xh2mY
— Lilian Greenwood (@LilianGreenwood) November 15, 2018
Another Labour Nottingham MP, Alex Norris, has praised Corbyn’s speech that branded the Brexit plans “half-baked”.
— Alex Norris (@ANorrisMP) November 15, 2018
Council politicians are wading into the debate too.
Sam Webster, councillor for Wollaton East, Lenton Abbey and University Park, has been responding to Nigel Farage. He says today’s political chaos was an inevitable symptom of Brexit and that its time to “take back control”.
It was always going to be this way. The best deal is to Remain as a strong & influential member state. *Some* of the public were conned by him & his millionaire mates. Time to take back control. Time to let the people, not politicians, have the final say.https://t.co/zRiOl5Hv1I
— Cllr Sam Webster (@cllrsamwebster) November 15, 2018
Another Wollaton East and Lenton Abbey councillor, Sally Longford, is suggesting the Brexit deal is dead already.
Looks like the deal may be dead in the water somewhere between Dover and Calais https://t.co/pq1EYrGzZc
— Sally Longford (@SallyLongford) November 15, 2018
The Labour leader of Bassetlaw District council is using #brexitshambles to express his feelings.
— Simon Greaves (@Simon__Greaves) November 15, 2018
Steve Battlemuch, Wollaton West Labour councillor, is tweeting with #brexitshambles too and calling for a general election.
— Steve Battlemuch (@Battlemuch4WW) November 15, 2018