Labour MP for Lincoln Karen Lee clashed with Prime Minster Theresa May over who’d be ‘to blame’ for a no-deal Brexit, stating Leave chaos is “entirely the fault of the Prime Minister’s reckless strategy and dreadful deal”.
There was tension in the air as Karen Lee argued her case to outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May over the likely no-deal Brexit during part of Prime Minister’s Questions at the House of Commons on Wednesday, June 26.
The Brexit chaos is entirely the fault of the PM's reckless strategy & dreadful deal.
Lincoln businesses have told me that a no deal (embraced by Johnson & Hunt) would lead to chaos and job losses.
— Karen Lee MP (@KarenLeeMP) June 26, 2019
She believes that working people in Lincoln must not pay for the “government’s incompetence” and asked May or her successor, Jeremy Hunt or Boris Johnson, for local job reassurances if the UK were to crash out deal-less.
But May instead focused her argument on Lee and other MPs who voted against her proposed deals with the EU.
Karen Lee said: “Brexit uncertainty is hitting manufacturing businesses in my Lincoln constituency and local Managing Directors have told me that no deal would be absolutely catastrophic for them, for their exports to Europe and it’ll put local jobs at risk.
“One firm has even put workers on short-time working already, temporarily. Does the Prime Minister accept that her government, and I include in this statement either of her likely successors, have made a catastrophic no-deal Brexit a more likely outcome?”
Theresa May responded to the Lincoln MP saying: “I wanted to deliver Brexit with a deal. I brought a deal to this house and the Honourable lady and her colleagues voted three times against that deal.”