MPs who vote to trigger Article 50 will be forever remembered for that decision, says political commentator

'MPs who vote to trigger Article 50 will have their names held to that decision for the rest of their career', says political commentator

MPs are debating the Article 50 bill

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

MPs who vote in favour of triggering Article 50 will have their names held to that decision for the rest of their career, says a leading political commentator. 

Lawmakers are currently debating the Article 50 bill before they vote on whether to trigger the EU secession clause and begin the Brexit process. 

Political commentator Bobby Friedman told Sam Delaney: "[The debate is] sort of like a talking circle where people are in therapy and the MPs are pouring their hearts out.

“If you vote to trigger [Article 50] based on the negotiating strategy that Theresa May has set out, MPs know their names will be on that for the rest of their career."

He also commented on Labour's choice to back Brexit: “[Labour had] to pick one way or the other and I’m not sure either way would be good for party unity."

Listen to the full interview above

Listen to the full interview above

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