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Conservative Defections Show May's Brexit Deal is Finished

20 February 2019

Responding to news that three prominent anti-Brexit Tories have quit their party to sit on opposition benches, TSSA General Secretary Manuel Cortes said:

 "Theresa May can no longer claim her Brexit deal is worth it. She is finished and she should have the good grace to admit it.

“She should strut and fret no more about British politics. She should go and take her stinking Brexit deal with her. No one has confidence in her or her government. It's time for a general election.

"But I say to Labour MPs there is no mythical centre ground - don't go there. This is no political oasis. It's a political sink-hole. You really can't team up with these dissident Tories whose votes have helped decimate our communities with austerity.

“We can and will defeat the Tories on this disastrous Brexit policy by sticking together. A General Election can't be far off now. And only Labour can offer a way out of the Tories war with our European neighbours.

“Let's stay strong for our people, for their jobs and for our neighbours and for the better Britain we want to build when we've defeated this Tory war game.

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