Outside of the Labour Leadership there are MP’s with sense on Brexit

Labour MP for Wigan, Lisa Nandy, makes a case for rethinking the Brexit mess in which our Conservative Government and indeed the Leadership of her own Labour Party finds itself – see the link to the Guardian website below:-

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/29/theresa-may-extend-article-50-no-deal-brexit?CMP=share_btn_link

I think we have always known that the majority of Labour MP’s are not mad Brexiteers but their voices have been hard to hear as they fear losing their seats if they stand up against Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit enabling policy stance. But here we have a Labour MP who has broken cover and is saying some things that many progressives in UK politics believe to be the case. She’s too guarded in what she says and sadly fails to make a case for a Peoples Vote but these small steps are significant if they are repeated in many other Labour held constituencies where the incumbent MP is still hidden behind the Brexit sofa.

I wonder what consequences she will suffer for trying to be brave?

With thanks to Bob for the lead to this posting

Bill Esterson MP – Do us a favour Bill and defy the Labour Whip over Article 50

We know you have been told by Jeremy Corbyn how to vote in Parliament over Brexit and Article 50 Bill but this issue is far bigger than Labour Party loyalty; our fragile economy is at stake and many other things too.

Please defy the whips and vote not to trigger Article 50; this is a time to stand up and be counted not to just follow what your Leader tells you to do.

May’s appalling attempt to bypass Parliament is illegal

www.independent.co.uk/voices/high-court-ruling-article-50-brexit-eu-referendum-parliamentary-vote-leaving-european-union-british-a7395966.html

The Independent has the story on its web site – see link above

Telling quote from the article:-

‘The Lord Chief Justice of England has stopped the UK’s Prime Minister from trying to overturn the result of the Civil War. That war, from 1642 to 1646 and which left one in 10 Englishmen dead in muddy fields, established the sovereignty of Parliament, which Theresa May’s Attorney General sought to circumvent by using an arcane power called the Royal Prerogative to trigger Article 50.

As he should have known, this power cannot be used to repeal an existing law’ and neither should any democrat wish it to be!

With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting