BBC's Kuenssberg's staggering reveal on how both Labour and Tories regret ousting May


BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg claimed some Tory and Labour MPs have already got “buyer’s remorse” after Theresa May was ousted over Brexit. The Prime Minister failed to get her EU exit withdrawal agreement through the House of Commons three times before eventually announcing she would step down as leader. Speaking before Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, BBC’s Political Editor claimed that some Labour and Tory MPs already regret not originally backing Mrs May’s withdrawal deal.

Kuenssberg told Politics Live: “It’s tricky, isn’t it. What can she say that she hasn’t already said ‘that there was a good deal on the table’.

“I imagine if Theresa May does get questioned on Brexit, I imagine she will be very quick to mention some of the Labour MPs, Sarah Champion for example, in this studio yesterday, and she is not the only one who is saying ‘now I quite wish I had voted for it and I might even vote for a no deal.”

She added: “We are in that strange situation now, there is sort of a bit of buyer’s remorse about what might be next.

“There are some people, and some in the Conservative Party who would now say to you ‘oh we might possibly look back and say to we lack stability’.”

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On Tuesday, a Labour MP broke ranks and admitted she might support a no deal Brexit to ensure the UK leaves the bloc.

Labour MP Sarah Champion admitted she would support a no deal Brexit if she had to because “we have to leave.”

She told BBC’s Politics Live: “I want us to leave, the country wants us to leave and for our democracy, I think we have to leave.

“If it came to it, I would take no deal, if that meant we could leave, because we have to leave.”

The remarks came after last week the leader Jeremy Corbyn shifted the Labour’s Party’s Brexit stance and demanded the next Prime Minister hold a new Brexit vote as he confirmed Labour would back Remain during a new campaign.

Addressing party members in a letter, Mr Corbyn said: “The Labour Party will now challenge whoever emerges as the leader of the Conservative Party to have the confidence to put their deal to the people in a referendum, with remain on the ballot, in which Labour would campaign for remain.”

Tory leadership hopeful Boris Johnson and his opponent Jeremy Hunt have both edged the country closer to leaving the EU without a deal as they both insisted they could not support an agreement that still contained the controversial Irish backstop.

The next Conservative leader and Prime Minister will be announced next week with Mr Johnson expected to win the contest.


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