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Conservative MP for Lichfield and Burntwood reveals he intends to vote against Brexit deal

Lichfield and Burntwood’s MP said he could not look himself in the mirror if he voted in favour of Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

Michael Fabricant

Michael Fabricant

Conservative representative Michael Fabricant says he intends to go against his own Government when the proposal comes before the House of Commons.

The long-standing MP said leaving the EU with the current plan would create “an overwhelming sense of betrayal”.

Mr Fabricant made his comments in a column for the Telegraph.

He said: “I rarely vote against my Government, but conscience and the long-term future of my nation, and yes, my party too, take precedence.

“I could not look myself in the mirror if I supported this deal.”

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  1. Nodge

    27th November, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    “Lichfield and Burntwood’s MP said he could not look himself in the mirror” He owns a mirror?! #breakingnews

  2. Bob Chorba

    28th November, 2018 at 10:05 am

    MF’s ‘defiant stance’ comes as no surprise, since the Right Honourable Member for Lichwood and Burntfield is aligned with the Tapeworm Dandy’s ERG, that nest of demagogic vipers and dads’ army of national parochialism.

  3. Pam Beale

    28th November, 2018 at 11:59 am

    So, what alternatives does he propose? Need constructive and workable options, not just everyone voting against it. Can’t see how it will ever get sorted at this rate.

  4. Mark_My_Words

    28th November, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Mr Fabricant says: “Before becoming an MP, I was in business exporting to 48 countries around the globe. I can see an opportunity when it stares me in the face. It made a Brexiteer out of me before the word was invented.

    But I also became a Brexiteer to save my Party.”

    Mr Fabricant operated his business at a time when both the World Trade Organisation and the EU single market did not exist. I don’t see the relevance of his experience in the modern day.

    His second motivation reveals he cares more about his party than the electorate.

    We need a people’s vote on the final deal now., We can’t leave this to politician.

  5. Steve

    28th November, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    It will be Lord Fabricant of Lichfield soon.

    Then it will be the greatest deal ever.

  6. Dave King

    30th November, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    The country voted out in a referendum, warts and all, no more to be said on the matter.

  7. Asellus aquaticus

    3rd December, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    @Dave, the Brexit deal is an arrangement to leave the EU. However, it’s clearly not the type of ‘out’ deal that everyone is happy with. In the same way, not everyone who voted out wants to have a ‘no deal’ Brexit.

    The original referendum didn’t make that distinction, so how do you know what “the country” voted for?

    Do you see how it’s all a bit more complicated than you suggest?

  8. John Griffin

    3rd December, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    Because Brexiteers have no answers that don’t involve serious impoverishment, and the final fire sale of the UK

  9. Andrew Steed

    4th December, 2018 at 1:52 am

    No it is not Dave King. That referendum was TWO and a half years ago and since then I know at least 5 people who voted leave who have since passed away. Democracy does not stand still and is a continual process.

  10. Nodge

    4th December, 2018 at 8:43 am

    lol, I love how black and white Brexit is to some people. Like some magical fairytale that has a happy ending because we as a nation voted the way the Tory media billionaires told us to. They’ll look after us, right?

  11. Philip Allso

    4th December, 2018 at 9:29 am

    With the initial referendum the government backed themselves into a corner. The outcome was not what they expected (similar to the last general election!). To maintain democracy and credibility will now be very difficult. A further referendum that produced a slender majority one way or the other would be political disaster. I have yet to see an answer that can resolve this impasse. The best way forward would be to honour the referendum with the thought of further engagement with the EU at a later time should this prove necessary. Perhaps a future referendum might be better presented without the self interests now being displayed by many factions. We are being held to ransom by some minority groups. I further do not believe that a democratic vote can just be regarded as advisory. Governments are the representatives of those that vote. The public decision is final but, of course, open for reappraisel after implementation.

  12. AgitatorofPeople

    6th December, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    “Voted against finding Ministers in contempt for their failure to publish
    the final and full legal advice concerning the EU Withdrawal Agreement,
    and against ordering its immediate publication”

    He voted to keep us and parliament in the dark, his argument is that MP’s will want to know MI5’s deepest secrets!

    Thank god that lost, and in the real world it has exposed some major flaws in the TM deal.

    Voting to be ignorant of the facts and hiding them away, to save his own parties face against his countries national interest. Regardless of your politics thats just wrong.

  13. David b

    14th January, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    I voted to leave the eu in the referendum and as far as I am concerned out means out ,I don’t want another referendum,if by hook or by crook the remoaners and rebel mp,s try to water down the referendum result and keep us in the eu either fully or partly then I for one will never vote on any issue in this country ever again,out means out as far as I am concerned .

  14. Nodge

    15th January, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Ah here come the ‘out means out’ brigade. I’ll bite – what exactly did you vote ‘out’ for, David?

  15. Philip Allso

    15th January, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    I suppose another question Nodge might be are we getting the deal we expected when we joined the EU? The referendum seems to suggest no. All divorces are messy and both parties get in their licks. It usually settles in time when both sides realise compromises have to be made.