Supreme Court verdict: Labour Leave boss urges Jeremy Corbyn to drag party out of Brexit 'mess'

Supreme Court verdict: 'If Labour MPs don't vote in favour of Brexit then the media will have a field day', says Labour Leave

The Supreme Court gave a verdict today

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Labour are "in a mess" over Brexit and the party must unite in support of triggering Article 50, according to a party supporter and prominent Brexiteer.

Brendan Chilton, general secretary of Labour Leave, told talkRADIO the media will hammer Jeremy Corbyn if his MPs don't back Brexit in the Parliamentary vote necesitated by today's Supreme Court case.

Chilton told Sam Delaney: “I think the best thing the Labour party could do now is to say 'ok the country voted to leave, we’re going to accept that vote.'

“If Labour MPs appear to cause problems on this [vote], the media, not necessarily always in favour of the party anyway, will have a field day."

Corbyn has urged his party to vote in favour of triggering Article 50, but has said Labour will amend the bill as it passes through Parliament.

Chilton, however, said amendments are not necessary, adding that Corbyn and his colleagues need to "give Labour’s support to the bill...and then hold the Prime Minister to account and ensure leave means leave."

Listen to the full interview above