Brexit: 'I have a feeling there's a group of Remainers mounting a mad coup', says former Ukip MEP Steven Woolfe

Brexit: 'I have a feeling there's an attempt at a Remain coup', says MEP Steven Woolfe

The independent MEP spoke to Julia about the ongoing Brexit negotiations

Friday, October 20, 2017

A former Ukip MEP has shared his unease at the prospect of an "attempted coup" by Remain of the EU referendum. 

Steven Woolfe, who now stands as an independent for North West England, was speaking to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the latest information from Brussels in regard to the Brexit negotiations. 

It was announced by Donald Tusk that the 27 EU member-states had given the green light to begin internal preparations for discussions about trade. 

Over the course of the conversation, Woolfe issued a warning from what he'd seen in his work as an MEP, and while not accusing Tony Blair of being involved, said he had the means to do it.

He said: "I have had a feeling for some time there is an attempt at a remain coup of the Brexit referendum.

"At the very least, there’s a mad group-think that’s going around with them. But when you’re hearing the same phrases, that’s very reminiscent of the way the old Labour party used to work under Tony Blair.

"We do know he’s got a nice £64m office in Westminster, he’s said he’s raised millions for Britain to remain in, he’s been to see Tusk and Juncker in the EU.

"He’s got these contacts with people like John Major and Nick Clegg who talk to him regularly about what should be done.

"I’m not going to point the finger at him directly at the core of it, but it is reminiscent of the Blair period. He is the man with the money, power and contacts to undertake it."

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