Selly Oak MP, Steve McCabe, has called on the Prime Minister to set up an All Party Commission so that people of good will, on all sides, can try to find a way forward after the defeat of her Brexit proposals.
He said he can’t support the deal because it’s a deal that doesn’t deliver. It’s a deal where Brexit doesn’t actually mean Brexit for leavers and which leaves remainers as associates of an institution where they were once members but associates with fewer rights who still have to pay huge fees and accept rules over which they have no say.
Mr McCabe claims that the deal offers no guarantees on frictionless trade and doesn’t address the concerns of manufacturers and other businesses in Birmingham and the West Midlands.
He argued during the Commons debate on the PM’s deal that the Prime Minister was wrong to claim that her deal represented the will of the people. He said people were now much more informed about the implications of Brexit and that it was time for the Prime Minister to reach out and try and achieve a consensus and then put that final agreed offer to the British people for their verdict.
Steve McCabe MP said:
“We must stop telling people that this deal delivers when it doesn’t. We must stop pretending about the definitive nature of a close and flawed referendum. If she really wants support (the PM), she must allow us to try and reach consensus and in time put the final terms to the British people for a verdict. I doubt there’s any other way to achieve a fair and honest outcome.”