The Labour MP accused the Conservative Party rules of forcing a form of “dictatorship” on Parliament as nothing can be done to oust the Prime Minister before the end of the year. Ms Hoey urged Theresa May to resign from her post as soon as possible in the best interest of the country and to help find a solution to the Brexit impasse. She told TalkRADIO: “What people don’t genuinely understand is how she cannot see that her time is up and she should be going and she should be going quickly if she’s genuinely interested in the future of the country.”
The Labour veteran added: “It almost seems like we almost live in a dictatorship at the moment.
“Nobody wants to keep her. Nobody, maybe one or two MPs.
“But very few people want her to be there and yet nothing can be done about it and we can’t get rid of her because of these ridiculous rules that the Conservatives have got.”
Ms Hoey also warned a deal reached between Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn would put many Labour MPs in a “difficult” to be simply voting for a deal that the Prime Minister wants just so that a deal is agreed upon.
She added Labour supporters will find it difficult to vote for her party at the next general elections knowing that a customs union arrangement would tie the UK’s hands on many Labour policies like renationalising the railway.
Ms Hoey added: “MPs will have realised out there in the country, particularly outside London, people are just angry and fed up and want to get on with it in the sense of being able to get out properly and I think that could generally make it very difficult now to make a deal between the two parties.”
The Prime Minister and Mr Corbyn have been at loggerheads over any potential cross-party deal with a dispute over a customs arrangement being the main stumbling block for both parties.
However, even with a closer alignment to the bloc, it is feared my Labour parliamentarians will still not vote to back an agreement in the House of Commons.
One shadow cabinet minister told the Guardian: “Jeremy cannot be sure he has the numbers – even if he whipped it – so he cannot do a deal without a confirmatory vote.”
Discussions between the opposition parties will continue this afternoon with ministers set to outline proposals for a ‘temporary customs arrangement’ with Brussels until the next general election.
However senior sources within the Conservative Party insist Mrs May will be “gone very quickly” if she succumbs to Mr Corbyn’s demands.
Steve Baker Deputy Chairman of the European Research Group (ERG) has blasted any idea reaching an agreement with Labour stating it would “declare surrender to Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister”.
The eurosceptic told Conservative Home: “To do a deal with Labour over the heads of both our confidence and supply partners and Conservative MPs – who have scrutinised the deal minutely and said loudly and explicitly what we have found – would be an act of unconscionable folly and of stupendous lack of foresight.
“Even to contemplate it is to declare surrender to Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister.”