On 12 June, Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party tried to begin the process to block a no-deal Brexit. But Theresa May’s administration voted the motion down (309 votes to 298), proving once and for all that blaming Corbyn for the Brexit crisis is a scam.
On 11 June, Labour tabled a cross-party motion to stop a no-deal Brexit. The motion aimed to give MPs full control of the commons agenda on 25 June. So this meant that opposition parties could introduce binding legislation and stop the next Conservative prime minister from forcing through a no-deal Brexit
Labour’s motion was defeated because the party is in opposition, and doesn’t have the numbers to out-vote the government. It’s always been the case that only Conservative rebels can stop a hard Brexit.
Yet rather than trying to bring Conservative rebels on side, Remainer centrists have long blamed Corbyn for Brexit. Take Guardian writer Barney Ronay:
Yeah imagine finding your interests aligned with the far right and passively waving their special project through. Mind boggles eh
But Stewart, who on 11 June claimed his “opposition to No-Deal is unwavering”, voted against Labour’s motion. With that in mind, people called out the lack of consistency from Stewart and his ‘liberal’ supporters:
Looking forward to centrist explanations as to why Jeremy 'Secret Brexiteer' Corbyn did his damnedest to block no-deal Brexit, while their new poster boy Rory 'Unwavering Opposition' Stewart voted against https://t.co/NkZmGbXae5
Labour's motion to stop no-deal Brexit just been defeated by 11 votes. Tories whipped against the motion – all opposition parties supported. As I keep saying, Labour cannot stop Brexit, only Tory rebels can. But no doubt centrists will find a way to blame Corbyn instead of Tories
Corbyn has done everything in his power to stop a no-deal Brexit and remedy May’s deal. On 27 March, MPs cast non-binding votes for different Brexit options. Corbyn’s Labour supported all the motions to either soften or have a confirmatory vote on Brexit. Nonetheless, Remainer centrists continued to blame him.
They attack Corbyn, while fawning over Stewart – a Tory who just refused to even help block no-deal. What this shows is that, for many Remainer centrists, bashing Corbyn is more important than actually stopping a Tory Brexit. They should hang their heads in shame.
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