Backed Article 50 bill: Diane Abbott [Image: Getty Images].

Diane Abbott’s actions and words probably reflect the beliefs of the vast majority of the Parliamentary Labour Party, with the possible exception of Brexiteers like Kate Hoey.

The result of the EU referendum last year put the party in a situation where it could not do anything but support the decision to leave the European Union.

But it is Conservative MPs’ decision to block Opposition amendments to the Article 50 Bill that means Brexit will be the biggest mistake the United Kingdom ever made.

The Tories are now steering us into a nightmare entirely of their own making. Let us hope the electorate remembers that.

Labour frontbencher Diane Abbott backed the Government’s Brexit Bill giving Theresa May the power to formally trigger the UK’s departure from the EU.

Shadow Home Secretary and Corbyn ally Ms Abbott, who had last week blamed a migraine for a failure to attend a key vote on the Bill, backed the triggering of Article 50 on Wednesday night.

But speaking shortly after casting her vote, the MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington said that she believed Brexit would be “quite disastrous”.

Source: Diane Abbott backs Article 50 bill but says Brexit will be ‘disastrous’

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