Today I asked the Prime Minister why she seems to be against listening to people who voted Remain.
As the Brexit agreement now looks impossible to get through Parliament, we risk stumbling towards the cliff edge of ‘No deal’. Her desire for Brexit at any cost fails us all, especially 48% of people who voted to remain in the EU.
The people I represent voted 4 out of 5 to remain. They have been ignored by this Prime Minister and their needs and views have not been considered at all.The EU referendum deepened divisions in our society, and the last two years of ineffectual posturing from the Tories has only made this worse. To heal these divisions, we need to find a solution which works for everyone, not just the fundamentalist Brexiteers on the Tory benches.
THANGAM: This is a very divided country. And with the rise of the Far Right, we should not be narrowing our view and only looking at our own sides. I’ve looked outwards and listened to people who have voted leave, despite the fact I represent a very Remain constituency.But the Prime Minister has not extended the same courtesy to my constituents and the rest of the 48%. So I have to ask the Prime Minister, what has she got against listening to people who voted Remain?
PRIME MINISTER: My own constituency voted to remain, as it happens, and we have been listening to people across the country. We’ve been listening to businesses, we’ve been listening to individuals. And I believe that the deal that we have negotiated with the European Union, with the final details yet to be completed, is one that does deliver, because I believe actually most people in the country want the government to deliver Brexit, to get on with it, and do so in a way which protects jobs and livelihoods across our country.