Labour front-bencher says media fixation with Brexit ignores real-life – and bigger – concerns of working-class people
In the third part of her interview with the SKWAWKBOX – a discussion that in many ways is a model of how MPs should communicate in real-life language with voters – Shadow Labour Minister Laura Pidcock discusses Brexit and the view of her constituents in the north-east.
Ms Pidcock comments on the importance of getting Brexit right, but observes that the media’s obsession with the topic is focused on narrow, political effects – and that it is not the main concern of her constituents, who face far more fundamental and gritty problems:
Laura Pidcock’s voice – like that of many of her northern colleagues – is one that many ‘soft left’ Labour MPs and others pushing an outright ‘stop Brexit’ agenda, or for that matter any Labour MPs treating leave or remain as the be-all-and-end-all of politics, need to hear.
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