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Government accused of 'blackmail, propaganda and threats' over Brexit deal

MPs from the Anglia region have been reacting to news that Theresa May is expected to delay the vote on leaving the European Union. Credit: ITV News

MPs from the Anglia region have been reacting on social media to news that the Prime Minister is expected to delay the vote on the controversial EU Withdrawal Agreement.

Leave campaigner and Mid Bedfordshire MP Nadine Dorries accused the government of conducting a "campaign of blackmail, propaganda and threats to her own MPs."

The South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen, who was a Remain campaigner, said that it "may be an option" to revoke Article 50 - which triggered Britain's departure from the European Union.

The Mid Bedfordshire MP Nadine Dorries said on Twitter that it was a pity the government had taken it
The South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen was among the Remain-supporting MPs who said they could not back the Prime Minister's deal.

The vote on the government deal to leave the European Union had been due to take place on Tuesday 11 December but was expected to be heavily defeated.

More than 100 Conservative MP has already declared themselves against the deal and were preparing to vote against it.

More than half the backbench Conservative MPs in the Anglia region had said they would vote against the deal.

The Peterborough Labour MP Fiona Onasanya tweeted: "We don't have a functioning government. Whilst these botched Brexit shenanigans continue, our public services are at breaking point and our communities suffer from dire under-investment."

The Chelmsford Conservative MP Vicky Ford, who is a former MEP for the East of England said on Twitter: "It is important to keep working to find an amicable solution not a “no deal”".