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‘I don’t want to be a part of it’ – Labour MP on why she’ll defy Keir Starmer over Brexit deal

Rupa Huq on Channel 4 News - Credit: Channel 4 News

A Labour MP has explained why she will defy the party leadership over Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal.

Appearing on Channel 4 News, Rupa Huq said she “doesn’t want to be a part” of the consequences of voting to support the deal.

“It’s a relief that a deal has been done because obviously if you’re jumping out of a plane it’s better to have some sort of parachute.

“But every economic analysis has shown – from the Treasury’s own analysis to think tanks – has shown the economy will shrink.

“We’re going to suffer some almighty shocks.”

She continued: “I personally think this will be seriously economically damaging and I don’t want to be a part of that.

“I would rather the Conservatives own their deal”.

MORE: Caroline Lucas says she’ll reject Brexit deal to avoid being ‘complicit in creation of poorer smaller UK’

She joins a number of Labour politicians who have spoken out against Johnson’s “rotten” deal.