Dominic Raab: Corbyn wants Britain 'stuck in the mud' on Brexit

Friday, October 18, 2019

The Foreign Secretary has accused the Labour Party of trying to "exploit" Brexit for "political purposes".

Dominic Raab said the Labour position to go against Boris Johnson's new departure agreement was not backed up by a "clear, coherent or credible plan".

"For Brexiteers, we can point to all the positives of this deal. We're going to have total control over our laws, end free movement and move to a points-based immigration system, and we're free to chart our course in the world with global free trade deals. This is win, win, win," he told talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer.

"For all John McDonnell has been talking about - or Jeremy Corbyn - they've got no plan... They want to see us stuck in the mud because that allows them to exploit the situation for political purposes."

Despite Mr Corbyn slating the Prime Minister's new deal, it is believed a number of Labour MPs are prepared to defy the party position and vote in favour of it on Saturday.

"I think there will be a lot of Labour MPs who see through that and who are conscious of the promises that they have made on Brexit," Mr Raab continued.

"We have allayed the fears of those who were worried about no deal. If they want to avoid no deal now, they have to vote for this deal or take responsibility for what comes next."

Mr Johnson has just a few hours left to gather support for his deal.

But the DUP have already said they will not back it, accusing the Prime Minister of failing to "honour the pledges" he made to the party with his departure agreement.

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