From the house: This is no way to run our country

PUBLISHED: 08:00 08 July 2018


There are days when I wonder if I’m in an episode of Black Mirror, experiencing some sort of dystopian reality.

In recent weeks, we’ve seen the foreign secretary jump on a plane to avoid voting on Heathrow expansion, presumably because he thought that Afghanistan was safer than facing angry Conservative MPs who naively expected Boris Johnson to stick to his principles.

We’ve seen the defence secretary splashed on the front page of a Sunday paper with suggestions he has threatened to bring down the prime minister.

Perhaps most seriously, in the midst of the biggest negotiations this country has ever faced, not only is the prime minister presiding over a deeply divided cabinet, three of her cabinet ministers have all urged the PM to ignore the serious concerns that businesses have about the state of Brexit negotiations

Everyone expects Theresa May to be gone within the next 12 months.

What is unforgivable is that the Hard Brexit brigade seeking to replace her are putting their job prospects above yours.

This is no way to run a country.

Whether you voted Leave or Remain, we should

all be worried about the state of these Brexit negotiations and how we are governed.

My approach to Brexit will remain as it has been since the referendum: accept the result, do my best to shape the best possible deal to protect jobs and national security and argue that the people should be given a say on the final deal.

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