Following Theresa May’s ‘It’s not me, it’s you’ speech last night’ in which she squarely blamed the Brexit extension on Parliament and MPs ‘not being able to make up their mind’, an extraordinary row has flared-up with several Labour MPs condemning the Prime Minister and branding her ‘far-right’ and ‘intolerant’.
Labour MP Diana Johnson said:
“This type of message is very dangerous in the current political climate and feeds a far right narrative.”
Chris Bryant, Labour MP for Rhonnda tweeted:
The Prime Minister’s self-righteous and delusional attempt to stir up hatred of parliament and MPs is profoundly irresponsible. The atmosphere is already incendiary enough without her fanning the flames of intolerance.
— Chris Bryant (@RhonddaBryant) March 20, 2019
It wasn’t just Labour MPs either. Tory Sam Gyimah, who resigned demanding a second referendum, said;
“I think democracy loses when a Prime Minister who set herself against the House of Commons and then blames MPs for doing their job.
“And this is particularly worrying given she knows MPs are receiving hate mail in their inboxes. Some MPs are receiving death threats.”