EU Referendum: 'A relentless onslaught of lies' - UKIP's Suzanne Evans hits back after John Major savages Leave campaign

Brexit: 'A relentless onslaught of lies' - UKIP's Suzanne Evans hits back after John Major savages Leave campaign

John Major is under fire from the Leave campaign over his weekend comments

Monday, June 6, 2016

UKIP's parliamentary spokesperson Suzanne Evans has hit back against John Major's scathing weekend attack on the Vote Leave campaign and one of its high-profile supporters, Boris Johnson. 

In an explosive interview with the BBC's Andrew Marr on Sunday, the former prime minister described Johnson as a "court jester" and slammed the Vote Leave campaign as "squalid, deceitful and fundamentally dishonest".

But speaking to talkRADIO today, Evans pronounced herself dismayed at Major's "flurry of abuse".

"When I heard John Major saying our campaign was one of mistruth, I nearly fell off my chair," she told Julia Hartley-Brewer. "It's astonishing, you've had this relentless onslaught of lies from the Remain camp.

"Even putting party politics aside, I think what he said was pretty nasty - it definitely overstepped the mark.

"It just beggars belief, and it really is a shame, because people do want to understand the facts of what will happen.

"I've been absolutely horrified by the scaremongering which has been going on, it's completely unethical."