Theresa May Accused Of Trying To "Turn A Democracy Into A Dictatorship"

Theresa May Accused Of Trying To "Turn A Democracy Into A Dictatorship"

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Theresa May Accused Of Trying To "Turn A Democracy Into A Dictatorship"

Theresa May has been accused of attempting to turn a “democracy into a dictatorship” over her plan for Brexit.

Former foreign secretary Margaret Beckett attacked the Prime Minister in a brutally candid interview with Shelagh Fogarty.

She warned Brexit would continue to dominate the political agenda for decades if “we insist on leaving the EU”.

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The Labour MP, who is now calling for a so-called People’s Vote, said she could not support the PM’s deal because it turned Britain into a “rule taker”.

Full legal advice of Mrs May’s withdrawal agreement has now been released after ministers were found in contempt of Parliament on Tuesday.

It shows that Britain would have no unilateral right to withdraw from the now infamous backstop - but the PM insists neither the UK or EU want it to come into force.

Ms Beckett, however, ripped into Mrs May, comparing her to Violet Elizabeth Bott from the Just William series because “she won’t listen”.

“She hasn’t been willing to consult more widely, listen to anybody else,” she said.

“This is meant to be a democracy, and she’s trying to make it a dictatorship.”

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