Mary Creagh: “The government has had 1,000 days to sort out the Brexit chaos, parliament is only on day one”
Labour MP Mary Creagh said that parliament will continue to look for a consensus despite all eight Brexit options being rejected in an interview with The Parliamentary Review last night.
With the indicative votes being held more 1,000 days after the referendum, she explained that this was still just the first day of cross-party attempts to reach an agreement.
A former Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Transport and International Development, she was hopeful that MPs could create a popular alternative to Theresa May’s deal.
Creagh told the Review that she backed the Labour party, Customs Union and revocation of Article 50 motions, as well as the Beckett-Kyle-Wilson amendment that favours a confirmatory vote in the case of a deal being agreed.
Asked about how she saw last night’s votes Creagh said: “I think what we saw was the Conservative government whipping the pay roll vote and a lot of gaming going on from the ERG who are still holding out for no deal.”
With Theresa May’s having been rejected twice, Creagh expects it will continue to be rejected by MPs.
In the case of May’s deal being rejected, she said: “We will see more Conservative MPs finding themselves perhaps a bit less shackled by the Conservative whip and engaging in earnest on the way through to avoid us crashing out with a deal on April 12.”
Looking ahead to the next steps for parliament she added: “We are going to attempt on Thursday to get control of the order paper again so we can have another go.”