Jess Phillips Pledges to Fight to Rejoin EU
Labour leadership candidate Jess Phillips has staked out a Hard Remain position, vowing to “fight” to rejoin the European Union as leader.
The Member of Parliament for Birmingham Yardley, who announced on Friday her bid to replace septuagenarian socialist Jeremy Corbyn as the leader of the Labour Party, told the BBC that as leader she would continue to make the argument for the United Kingdom to be a part of the European Union.
“If it’s safer, more economically viable, to be in the EU, I will fight for that, regardless of how difficult that argument is to make”, Phillips insisted.
“As somebody who has a Leave seat but campaigned for Remain, I thought it was the best thing for the people. I am not going just to just change my mind on that,” she vowed.
The MP’s comments were ridiculed by Rupert Lowe, a Brexit Party MEP, who wrote on Twitter that her Remainer stance would further alienate working-class voters.
Isn't Jess Philips the "feminist" who claimed that the Cologne mass sex attacks were "just like Birmingham on a Saturday night"?