November 15, 2018 4.15 pm This story is over 64 months old

Karen Lee clashes with PM over Brexit deal

“It fails to protect jobs and the economy and it creates a border down the Irish Sea”

Member of Parliament for Lincoln Karen Lee has told the Prime Minister that her Brexit deal is a “failure.”

Theresa May has been in Parliament today to defend her proposed deal on leaving the European Union.

She has faced political attacks from both benches, with senior members of the Conservative party resigning and sending letters of no confidence.

Now the Lincoln MP has stood up in the House of Commons and told the PM that her deal is a “failure.”

Karen Lee MP said: “I try really hard to represent everybody in Lincoln and I truly get an evenly split mailbox on [Brexit].

“But I feel that this deal doesn’t meet the aspirations and hopes of either side. It fails to protect jobs and the economy and it creates a border down the Irish Sea.

“I would just say, if the Prime Minister will not listen to the Labour benches will she not look at the faces of her own side and listen to their words and actually recognise that this is a really bad deal?”

Brexit Deal

Whether you voted leave or remain, nobody in Lincoln voted for this failure of a deal. The PM has lost the support of her cabinet, her party & parliament. She must call a general election so a Labour government can negotiate a deal that works for the many.

Posted by Karen Lee MP on Thursday, 15 November 2018

Theresa May PM stood up and replied: “This deal does not create a border down the Irish Sea and this does take the interest of people’s jobs into account.

“It ensures that we are negotiating a free-trade area that will enable that good trade relationship to maintain with the European Union.

“Which enables jobs to be not just maintained here in the UK but also create here in the UK.”