January 17, 2019 1.53 pm This story is over 58 months old

Lincoln MP calls for general election to break Brexit deadlock

She says that a people’s vote is still on the table

Theresa May’s Brexit deals lies in tatters after a catastrophic loss in Parliament and nobody seems to know where the country will go next.

But now the MP for Lincoln Karen Lee has called for another general election and says that it will break the Brexit deadlock.

Karen Lee told The Lincolnite: “Whilst I voted remain, I completely respect the result of the referendum and the fact that the majority in Lincoln voted to leave.

“I don’t respect Theresa May’s failed deal, which would make people in Lincoln worse off and damage our key industries.

“Despite suffering the biggest defeat in British history, the government are in denial and refusing to comprise by ruling out a catastrophic no-deal scenario. We need a General Election to break the deadlock.

“Lincoln needs a Labour government, not only to negotiate a collaborative Brexit that protects jobs and rights, but also to rebuild Britain after 9 years of Tory austerity.

“If we are unable to force an election, Labour’s policy is to keep all options on the table to protect the national interest – including a public vote.”

Karen Lee, as previously reported, told Theresa May that her Brexit deal was a “failure” before it was voted down by MPs.

There is some optimism that a deal can be reached, but with the March 29 2019 deadline looming time is running out.

What do you think needs to happen? We asked people in Lincoln whether they would support a People’s Vote back in December.