Labour’s Nadia Whittome has indicated that she will abstain in the vote on Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal in the Commons.
The Nottingham East MP said she would not vote for a deal which “fails to protect jobs, workers’ rights, migrants, the environment, our NHS, and my generation’s future”.
On Twitter, Whittome wrote: “While I understand and respect colleagues who reach a different conclusion, I cannot vote for Johnson’s damaging deal. While I campaigned to remain, I accept that Brexit is happening.
“However, I will not vote for a deal that fails to protect jobs, workers’ rights, migrants, the environment, our NHS and my generation’s future. No Deal would be a disaster – but an abstention doesn’t enable it.
“However each of us decide to vote, Labour is united in saying that this is a bad deal. Whether people voted Leave or Remain, this is not the future you or I wanted.
“Our focus must and will be on exposing the deal’s problems which put jobs, rights and living standards at risk.