Kate Hoey 'completely confused' by Labour policy

Kate Hoey has slammed her party's Brexit policy

Friday, September 6, 2019

Labour MP Kate Hoey has criticised her own party's stance on Brexit, calling it "utter nonsense".

The leave campaigner said she was "completely confused" by Labour Party policy, which states that if they won a general election, they would negotiate a "better" deal with the EU and hold a second referendum with the choice of remain or that deal.

However, shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry has been vocal that she would campaign for a remain outcome.

"She [Ms Thornberry] would, I presume, be our Foreign Secretary, so if we were in power you have this ridiculous situation where you'd go and negotiate a deal, which you would say is the best deal and was going to protect jobs and all the things that Labour has said, then campaign to not accept that deal and stay in," Ms Hoey told talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer.

"It is complete and utter nonsense."

On Wednesday, party leader Jeremy Corbyn refused to back an early general election, a move Ms Hoey called "amazing".

"Every week we have been calling for a general election  - all the parties have. When it came to the opportunity to get a general election, we didn't take that."

The politician said moves by opposition parties to delay and block Brexit altogether was becoming an "abuse of democracy",

"We are seeing opposition parties literally working together to not just delay Brexit but to actually stop it, and I just hope somewhere in the annals of the great minds that supposedly run our country - and lawyers - we can find a way through this.

"I wish I had the answer. I'm getting more and more frustrated myself."

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