January 14, 2019 4.05 pm This story is over 32 months old

Lincolnshire MP u-turns over PM’s Brexit deal and the reactions are brutal

People weren’t impressed

Gainsborough MP Edward Leigh tweeted his support for Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal ahead of a crucial vote on Tuesday.

He said: “I will support the government on Tuesday in the meaningful vote.

“I think it is now inconceivable that this Parliament, and this Speaker, will allow the UK to leave on World Trade Organisation terms on 29 March.

“Therefore my message to my fellow Brexit-supporting MPs is you are playing with fire if you vote down this deal in the hope of something better, and the only way to deliver Brexit is to vote for the deal this week.”

The Eurosceptic Lincolnshire MP’s support comes two weeks after he was appointed to the Privy Council, and the u-turn didn’t go unnoticed, as he was originally an outspoken critic of Ms May’s deal.

Here are some of the reactions:



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