Alastair Campbell: We have 'wasted years' on Brexit

Alastair Campbell

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Alastair Campbell has slammed plans for a series of votes on alternative Brexit options, claiming politicians have "wasted years" debating leaving the EU.

Appearing on the breakfast show, the former communications director for Tony Blair, said the votes set to take place today will not reveal "anything we don't already know".

"We have wasted years now. We're finally over the day getting MPs to debate some of these options in this ridiculous system, where they have to put their crosses on pink slips and they get counted up," he said.

"The worry I have is that you look at this so-called Norway option which is emerging as something people want to present as a nice, easy compromise - I'd suspect if anything, that's worse than May's terrible deal."

The options MPs will vote on will be selected by Speaker John Bercow today, with around 15 Brexit alternatives for him to choose from.

Mr Campbell added: "We're in this mess as a country because of the various psychodramas of old Etonians like David Cameron, Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg."


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