Over 200 MPs have signed a letter to the Prime Minister asking her to rule out a No Deal Brexit, including Oxford East’s MP Anneliese Dodds.
The initiative has attracted a great deal of support, not just among MPs, but also from organisations such as the CBI, FSB, EEF and SMMT.
212 MPs have now signed the letter from all political parties.
The letter was organised by Tory former minister Dame Caroline Spelman and Labour’s Jack Dromey. It has been signed by prominent Conservative and Labour MPs, as well as other MPs from the Liberal Democrats, SNP and Plaid Cymru.
Anneliese Dodds, MP for Oxford East, said:
“It is good to see so many MPs, from all parties, standing together against a ‘no deal’ Brexit. This would be extremely damaging for us here in Oxford. ‘No deal’ would lead to chaos at our ports (massively disrupting manufacturers like BMW) and leave our EU residents and EU-supported research in limbo. It is irresponsible for the government to try to ‘blackmail’ MPs into supporting a poor Brexit deal with the threat of ‘no deal’. I hope that the PM will listen carefully to what I and the 208 other signatories have said in this letter”.