Should Labour support a Brexit deal?

How do you solve a problem like Labour's conflicted approach to Brexit?

  • Labour should vote against the deal

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VoR

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So in between his busy schedule of eating poverty stricken babies and pissing on the homeless, Kier has another headache coming in terms of how Labour is going to approach the new Brexit deal - should the Tories actually secure one.

It's unlikely to live up to the standards they set out for supporting one back in the Corbyn era, but it's clearly the best we can hope for at this moment.

Some say he should whip to vote for it, but many staunchly pro-Remain MPs are threatening to rebel.
Voting against it, abstaining or offering a free vote could result in an accidental No Deal, as there are bound to be Tory rebels as well - and even if it doesn't, it offers more ammunition that Labour are ignoring the working class desire for Brexit to be done, and playing politics with people's lives.
 

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I think supporting a deal makes the most sense, but I lean towards offering a free vote just to keep the back bencher mutiny to a minimum. I'd imagine it'd pass whatever happens in practice, this is mostly a question of optics.
 

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Surely Labour will be blamed for any repercussions of NO DEAL if they vote against it?
 
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Soldi

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It just feels lose lose either way. Voting for it avoids no deal but it’s still FUCKING BREXIT, whilst voting it down and abstaining both increase the chance of no deal. There’s really no good outcome whatever way Labour go.
 

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Surely if the deal if REALLY FUCKING AWFUL, years down the line Labour would be accused as being complicit for SUPPORTING it, probably with the option of a possible NO DEAL being spun as a potential better option :D

There really is no winner here. Obviously voting for the deal makes the most sense to avoid no deal - but I'd be tempted to say MPs should vote how they want taking a big steer from their constituents, that is if anybody STILL CARES!
 

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There was a discussion on the radio comparing it to the Iraq War vote. Tory's don't get any shit really for supporting it, however, Labour are always held to a higher standard so I don't think they will escape unscathed should they vote for it and it turns to an inevitable disaster.

The only sensible option is abstention. They can't vote against because, unlike the other left wing parties, their voters are too split on the issue, but they can't have their support for disaster be on record either.
 

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