Kate Hoey MP: ‘Everyone in Labour would support having a General Election’

Kate Hoey MP: ‘Everyone in Labour would support having a General Election’

Friday, September 21, 2018

Kate Hoey has said that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is likely to want a General Election and “everyone in Labour would support” it.

Ms Hoey, the Labour MP for Vauxhall told talkRADIO’s Dan Wootton: “As far as I am concerned, while it would be great to have a free trade deal to trade freely with the European Union if they don’t want that we have to be quite tough.

“We have to say sorry because in the end if we go to World Trade Organisation rules, the few months there will be issues to get sorted, but in the end we will be like all the rest of the countries in the world.

“The people who will suffer most are the European Union.”


‘I would be very disappointed’

Ms Hoey added: “This was a huge vote, the biggest democratic vote we have had in this country and then to say to people many of whom had voted for the first time ever – to then turn around to them and say actually ‘we are going to do what the EU has done to so many other countries in the past’ when people had voted differently.

“’We are going to make you vote again.’ And, it is all about choice, it is all about democracy – it is absolutely the opposite.

“I would be very disappointed if the Labour Party Conference votes to have a second referendum.

“I am not sure our leader Jeremy Corbyn or John McDonnell will want to go down the route of a second referendum.

“I think they are more likely to say is that they want to have a General Election and of course that would be something everyone in Labour would support.”

The Labour Party Conference begins on Sunday 23 in Liverpool.


'People are becoming disillusioned'

Ms Hoey said: “I think the public thought carefully, I just do not accept that people did not know what they were voting for.

“I think they probably thought it would happen more quickly.”

She added: “I do worry that with politics itself, people are becoming more disillusioned.

“After yesterday with all the things that happened, I have met a lot of people who voted Remain who are saying to me ‘why would we want to be part of this club?’”