Rupa Huq attacks Theresa May’s ‘blindfold’ Brexit plan

Aditi Khanna, London
Published : 08:50, Feb 12, 2019 | Updated : 08:52, Feb 12, 2019

Rupa Huq was elected MP for Ealing Central and Acton at the 2015 general election.Rupa Huq, one of the most prominent anti-Brexit voices in the UK Parliament, has attacked British Prime Minister Theresa May for leading the UK down to a “blindfold” Brexit.

The British Bangladeshi MP for Ealing Central and Acton in west London said her constituents fear for the nature of Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) in time for the Mar 29 deadline.

“Theresa May wants a blank cheque for a blindfold Brexit and to scare MPs into a blackmail Brexit by running down the clock and threatening no deal,” said Huq, who represents the Opposition Labour Party.

“People I speak to every day want to wake up from this madness,” she said.

Huq, who backs the “Better for Britain” campaign against Brexit, has been calling for a People’s Vote, or a second referendum, so the British public can have another say over the issue which continues to divide all sides of the political spectrum in the House of Commons.

“Nobody thinks this is going to be sorted by March 29. We have no clarity… all of it is fill in the blanks stuff. Let’s put it back to the people. The Great British public should have a vote in another referendum,” she said.

Huq’s intervention comes as Theresa May is set to update MPs in the Commons this week on the progress of renewed talks with the EU over striking an amicable withdrawal agreement. The prospect of a chaotic no-deal Brexit, with all border controls thrown into disarray, continues to loom over the talks as the March-end deadline for Brexit edges closer.