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Labour MPs who help Boris Johnson to victory will not be forgiven | Polly Toynbee

Posted On: 21 Oct 2019   |   Posted By: The Guardian

If they back the prime minister's Brexit deal, Labour politicians will be blamed for each act he passes, each budget turn of the screw Get it done! Move on! The government expects sheer Brexit fatigue to carry it over the line in this war of attrition. Disingenuous and dishonest, it blames everyone but itself for this purgatory. The other side must back down, but it won't give way on a single amendment in this week of votes. The prime minister could get a deal agreed instantly, but instead of compromise on customs union or referendum, he presses on for the hardest of Brexits, even more brutally damaging than Theresa May's oft-rejected deal. Dithering Labour MPs toying with “getting it done” may hold the balance. Here's the question: why would anyone who rejected May's lesser evil as too hard vote for Boris Johnson's?

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