The Labour Party’s Brexit position has been dubbed confusing at best by many following the 2016 Brexit referendum result. Former longterm Labour MP Tom Bewick exposed the true feelings of some senior MPs throughout the Labour Party and how their ideas parallel with those of Brexiteers. Mr Bewick made this revelation while on Express.co.uk’s Brexit the Final Countdown podcast with Rebecca Hutson.
Mr Bewick is the Brexit Party’s Hastings and Rye MP candidate following 27 years within the Labour Party.
He said: “There has always been that sort of sense that we need to stand tall in the world as a country.
“We need to have relations, multilateral relations and that is why we are on the security council on the UN, that is why we are part of NATO.
“I have absolutely no problem with us cooperating with our friends and allies around the world but this sort of idea that we have got to be a part of this European superstate, which is what the EU project is really about.
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“Labour has always historically been against that.”
The Brexit The Final Countdown host then questioned whether Labour was still against the EU project as she explained the confusion around their Brexit position.
She added that Corbyn was truly a Brexiteer as are many within the Labour Party and questioned why he decided to leave the party and join the Brexit Party.
He replied: “I think there are many people within the Labour Party, including senior figures, who if you talk to them in private will say to you that the European Union is a busted flush and it is not something that Britain has a longterm future in.
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LISTEN TO BREXIT: THE FINAL COUNTDOWN HERE ON ACASTTom Bewick argued that at its core there were many ideas that aligned with that of Brexiteers (Image: Daily Express)
“We are not going to join the Euro, they have real doubts about this European army concept and of course the whole concept of European integration by definition means overriding popular national sovereignty.
“Of course you can have those debates in private but I think in public you have got a very London centric sort of Remainer strand and it is lead by people like Keir Starmer and Emily Thornberry.
“Tom Watson is of course in the Midlands but he is another advocate for Remain.
“I think this is because they have all talked themselves into this idea that it is a right-wing plot.
“That it is some kind of thing just led by Nigel Farage goal to take the UK out of the EU.”
Labour Party MP Emily Thornberry came under fire after explaining the confusing Labour Party intentions regarding Brexit if they came into power after a general election.
She argued that the Labour Party would extend Brexit, and attempt to strike up a new withdrawal agreement, they would then call a second referendum with the two options being the new deal or Remain.
Mrs Thornberry was also attacked for insisting that despite agreeing a new Brexit deal the party would campaign to Remain.