Matthew Pennycook MP
Labour Member of Parliament for Greenwich and Woolwich | Shadow Brexit Minister | Arthur's Dad | Charlton resident |
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The crowing from the Tory benches last night will be short-lived. It’s not inconceivable that May secures changes to the backstop but if she does they will inevitably be minor if not entirely cosmetic and I would be amazed if they'd satisfy both the DUP and the ERG ideologues.
The fundamental issues have not changed. All that the Brady amendment means is that we will waste another 15 precious days before we re-run yesterday's debate on 14 February. What is contemptible is that the Prime Minister knows this and yet is ploughing on regardless.