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Brexit news: Labour leader blasted for siding with EU over Boris’ Brexit plan | Politics | News

The controversial Internal Market Bill passed its first Commons hurdle on Monday as MPs voted it through with a majority of 77. The Bill also completed the first day of committee stage without being changed, with an SNP amendment and Labour amendment both being defeated by the Government. But the Labour Party’s scrutiny of the Bill has been heavily criticised for “undermining the democratic choices of the British people”.

Richard Holden, MP for North West Durham, told Express.co.uk: “Sir Keir Starmer wrote the key part of Labour’s 2019 manifesto on demanding a second referendum on the EU.

“He’s not just someone who wanted Remain, he wants to undermine the democratic choices of the British people.

“Furthermore, with the EU currently refusing to give Britain a Canada-style free trade deal, and instead bind us into EU law on state aid, keep control of our fishing and put a customs border between Great Britain and Northern Ireland – they’re treating us with contempt.”

Mr Holden added that Sir Keir is appearing to be on the side of the EU over the Withdrawal Agreement.

He said: “As such, we need to have the option of a ‘break glass moment’ to save the Union if, and only if, the EU refuses to give us the right deal by the end of the year.

“The fact that Labour would rather break up the UK than push back against the EU shows that under Starmer they’re the same as under Corbyn – which shouldn’t be a surprise because Starmer wrote Corbyn’s Europe policy.

“We need strong leadership on this and that’s what’s being provided by the Government.

“The question the British people need to ask themselves is ‘what side is Sir Keir Starmer on?'”

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Trump Chides Biden For Wearing Mask; Former Pence Aid Blasted For Siding With Biden

The president has also mocked the Biden campaign’s strict adherence to public health officials’ guidance on social distancing. Presidential election news is on GOP voters against Trump, an upcoming rally in Virginia, key topics of the first debate and more.


The Hill:
Trump Mocks Biden Appearance, Mask Use Ahead Of First Debate 


President Trump mocked Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s appearance and use of a face mask on Tuesday as the first presidential debate draws nearer. “He feels good about the mask, and that’s OK. Whatever makes you feel good,” Trump said at a campaign rally in Pittsburgh. “Honestly, why the hell did he spend all that money on the plastic surgery if he’s going to cover it up with a mask?” (Moreno, 9/22)


Politico:
Pence Aide Blasts Former Coronavirus Task Force Member Who Criticized Trump 


Vice President Mike Pence’s national security adviser on Tuesday assailed the former White House coronavirus task force adviser who recently lambasted the administration’s pandemic response and announced that she’d vote for Joe Biden this November. Retired Gen. Keith Kellogg took to the podium during a press briefing at the White House to say he was “not proud of Olivia Troye,” and pushed back on her claims that President Donald Trump was callous in the face of the public health crisis, which has now killed more than 200,000 Americans. (Niedzwiadek, 9/22)


Politico:
Trump Schedules Rally In Virginia To Reach Rural North Carolina 


President Donald Trump is slated to hold a Friday evening rally in Virginia — but the trip is really about the next state over. Advisers say the idea behind Trump’s event in Newport News at the end of the week is to woo voters in neighboring North Carolina, a key battleground where absentee balloting has begun. (Isenstadt, 9/22)

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