October 14, 2018 / 10:33 AM / a year ago

Britain's Labour will not vote for 'blind Brexit'

Britain's Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Emily Thornberry appears on the BBC's Marr Show, in London, Britain, October 14, 2018. Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s main opposition Labour Party will not vote for a Brexit deal that offers little more than a “bridge to nowhere”, its foreign policy spokeswoman said on Sunday, increasing pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May.

“I think they (the government) are going to come along and give us ... a ridiculous binary choice,” Emily Thornberry told the BBC’s Andrew Marr show.

“Frankly if she (May) comes back with something which is just a fudge that she’s cooked up with Brussels and it doesn’t meet our tests, we are not going to vote for it ... We’re not stupid, we’re not voting for something that is essentially a bridge to nowhere.”

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; Editing by Mark Potter

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