‘We would not be here if we had a better opposition’, says Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse

‘We would not be here if we had a better opposition’, says Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse

Protesters dressed in European Union flags outside of the Houses of Parliament.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Liberal Democrat Wera Hobhouse has said if the UK “had a better opposition”, it would not be in this position on Brexit, as Theresa May faced a huge defeat her withdrawal deal on Tuesday night.

The Prime Minister will now face a vote of no-confidence, following the defeat with a majority of 230 votes against her. 

The MP for Bath told talkRADIO’s Eamonn Holmes: “We have a real big problem. The problem is Brexit. The Prime Minister is stubborn and does not listen as we know.

“She is the Maybot, she won’t acknowledge that has just suffered a major defeat.

“She just keeps going on as before but Jeremy Corbyn is no better. He too just keeps his line.

“We would not be here if we had a better opposition. I am convinced of that.”

 

'Most hopeless leader'

During the debate on the no-confidence motion, Conservative MP Anna Soubry accused Mr Corbyn of being the “most hopeless leader of the opposition”.

The MP for Broxtowe said: “The leader of the opposition is making some powerful arguments, not very well but he has some powerful arguments.

“I wonder if he could help us though with this? I saw an opinion poll at the weekend, if there was any merit in his argument, could he explain to the house why it is this party is six points ahead in the polls?

“Could it be because he is the most hopeless leader of the opposition that we have ever had?”

Mr Corbyn thanked the MP for her comments, adding: “I look forward to testing opinion in a General Election when we will be able to elect a Labour government in this country.”

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