Tories are united on Brexit - Europe's now Labour's problem, says former Vote Leave CEO

Brexit bill: 'The people gave their verdict, Parliament must give Theresa May right to trigger Article 50,' says former Vote Leave CEO

The former CEO of Vote Leave has called for Labour MPs to unite over the Article 50 bill

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The former CEO of Vote Leave has insisted the Labour rebels need to respect the will of the people and suggested it is Jeremy Corbyn, not Theresa May, whose party is now bitterly divided on Europe.

Following the Parliament debate yesterday (Tuesday), The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill will be discussed for a second time in Parliament. 

The first vote on the bill is due to take place at the end of the day, amid growing tension within the House of Commons - and particularly the Labour Party - over the legislation. 

Matthew Elliott, now a senior fellow at the Legatum Institute thinktank, said “it was inevitable the debate would carry on, but the people gave their verdict. The House of Commons must give Theresa May the right to trigger Article 50.

"The Conservative party are united on this, it’s now the Labour party who are divided on Europe.

"I hope the small minority of Labour MPs to vote against the bill will realise the people have spoken."