By Jasmin Gray
Another week closer to March 30, another week without a Brexit deal being agreed and even more divisions on the left and right of British politics.
But, in an unusual show of solidarity in the days of Brexit negotiations, both Labour and Tory MPs appeared on the Sunday politics shows to defend their leaders.
Jeremy Corbyn came under fire from those of his MPs demanding a People’s Vote on the final deal after he told the German newspaper Der Spiegel on Friday that the Labour Party “can’t stop” Brexit – despite having promised in his conference speech just two months ago that “all options are on the table”.
But the Labour leader received backing from his shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry, who appeared on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show to insist that the party would not be part of the “deeply anti-democratic forces out there”.
“If we have had a referendum and that is the result, then we ought to proceed on the basis of good faith and we will do our best to try and deliver a Brexit that is good for the country,” she said.
If Theresa May is unable to bring back a good deal to Parliament, then there must be a general election to allow Labour the chance to take over negotiations and tell the EU: “The grown ups have arrived”.