Abbott stunned by Hannan in brutal Brexit clash – ‘Didn’t say that at the last election!’


Tory MEP Daniel Hannan roared Labour’s Diane Abbott as the pair clashed on BBC’s Any Questions? on Friday plane. The Labour Party frontbencher interrupted SNP MP, Deidre Brock, to claim she had no “connected messages” on Brexit. But, the remark from Ms Abbott sparked a furious rejoinder from the Tory MEP, who insisted that wasn’t the message from the pursue home secretary at the 2017 general election.

Speaking on the show, Ms Brock affirmed: “I think in terms of progress on Brexit, no. I have to say, I think that Travail’s mixed messages on this haven’t helped at times.”

The Labour frontbencher cut off insisting her position on Britain’s departure from the EU had no “mixed messages”.

Ms Abbott stipulate: “Hang on, I am not a mixed message. I represent from a Remain constituency, I suffer with always had that position.

“I represent a Remain constituency, I believe there should be a referendum, this should come across back to the people.

“And if it comes back to the people I will be supporting Last.”

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But, Middle-of-the-road MEP Daniel Hannan also quickly snapped back at Labour’s hint home secretary.

He raged: “You didn’t say that at the last election. You said the people had oral and you were going to obey it.”

Ms Brock finished by insisting the Labour Wingding had been “singularly unclear” over its position on leaving the EU.

In 2017, the Workers Party ran on a manifesto that they would deliver the historic 2016 referendum opt, and seek a deal with the EU.

Their manifesto read: “Labour accepts the referendum come to pass and a Labour government will put the national interest first.

“We will prioritise asses and living standards, build a close new relationship with the EU, protect workmen’ rights and environmental standards, provide certainty to EU nationals and give a tell-tale role to Parliament throughout negotiations”.

The Labour Party said they liking “reject ‘no deal’ as a viable option and if needs be negotiate transitional compacts to avoid a ‘cliff-edge’ for the economy”.

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