May Accused of Bribing Labour MPs in Exchange for Support to Brexit
The British opposition Labour has accused Prime Minister Theresa May of trying to “buy” Labour MPs in exchange for support for her divorce agreement with the European Union.
The stumbling block for Social Democrats is a fund for economically disadvantaged areas that May has launched today. That fund allows money to flow to Labour-dominated constituencies who voted for the Brexit.
May today presented a “Stronger Towns Fund” of 1.6 billion pounds. A first instalment of £ 1 billion is intended for communities in the centre and north of England.
Many constituencies voted for the Brexit in the 2016 referendum, and which are represented in the British Parliament by a Labour Representative of Labour.
May argues that the initiative was necessary because economic prosperity in Britain is “unfairly distributed”. “Communities across the country voted for Brexit to express their desire to see change. That should benefit change, with more opportunities and more control “, the conservative prime minister explained her plan.
But opposition party Labour has a different reading. “This fund shows the desperation of a government that has to reduce itself to bribing MPs” to support the divorce agreement, according to John McDonnell, who succeeds Finance in the shadow cabinet of Labor.
If English cities have a hard time, it is according to him “a decade of savings”. “No Brexit bribery, but investments where they are most needed,” McDonnell says.