'Outside London people prefer No Deal': Labour MP Smeeth says UK needs Brexit ...

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Mrs Smeeth, 40, whose Stoke-On-Trent constituency voted 69 per cent to Leave in 2016, said 'all sanity has gone out of the window' with Westminster doing nothing to help combat disinformation about No Deal

Mrs Smeeth, 40, whose Stoke-On-Trent constituency voted 69 per cent to Leave in 2016, said 'all sanity has gone out of the window' with Westminster doing nothing to help combat disinformation about No Deal

A Labour MP in northern Leave-backing seat has blasted London-based Remainers saying that people outside the capital would prefer a No Deal Brexit and urging politicians find 'a deal that works'.

Ruth Smeeth said that three quarters of the post she receives from voters was from people wanting to leave unilaterally, saying people were unaware of the damage that would do. 

Mrs Smeeth, 40, whose Stoke-On-Trent constituency voted 69 per cent to Leave in 2016, said 'all sanity has gone out of the window' with Westminster doing nothing to help combat disinformation about No Deal.

It came as Labour continued to be bitterly divided over whether to support a second referendum on Brexit or a deal to get the UK out.

Union kingpin Len McCluskey yesterday attacked the 'well-funded Remain lobby', saying it was as responsible as the Tories for creating a 'toxic situation' over Brexit.  

Mrs Smeeth told the BBC: 'Politics is incredibly frustrating at the moment but it’s become a game about people on either end of this horrible issue at this point and all sanity has gone out of the window in the middle of trying to come up with something that the general public desperately wants.

'My constituents - actually the whole country - wants to stop talking about Brexit, but we just need to deliver at this point a deal that works that is not No Deal.

'Because people in London seem to have missed the fact that, outside London, No Deal is what people would prefer.'

Unite leader Len McCluskey yesterday said there was 'no panic to do anything' on Brexit immediately as he urged the party to give Corbyn time

Unite leader Len McCluskey yesterday said there was 'no panic to do anything' on Brexit immediately as he urged the party to give Corbyn time

Mrs Smeeth said that three quarters of the post she receives from voters was from people wanting to leave unilaterally, saying people were unaware of the damage that would do.

Mrs Smeeth said that three quarters of the post she receives from voters was from people wanting to leave unilaterally, saying people were unaware of the damage that would do.

Mrs Smeeth added: 'Seventy five per cent of my postbag is in favour of No Deal and so for the people who are actively engaged, one of the things that is so frustrating for me is that no political party has actually outlined why No Deal is an appallingly bad thing for the country. 

'There has been no mood music about why it is bad, so No Deal they think either means the status quo or we will be able to get over it. 

'They don’t realise the impact of what WTO terms would be on trade or on their own food bill.' 

Her blast came after Unite boss Mr McClusky said that he would back a second referendum - but only on a Labour deal to Leave - after it won power in a general election.

Mr McCluskey, a close associate of party leader Jeremy Corbym, said that the party needed to give him time to work amid a growing clamour over its Brexit strategy.

Although he said he would back Remain rather than a No Deal Brexit, he told the BBC's Marr that he wanted 'a Brexit that

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