Brexit: Julia tells Remainer Tom Brake 'you want to have your cake and eat it'

Tom Brake came under fire from Julia on her show this morning

Tom Brake came under fire from Julia on her show this morning

Friday, September 8, 2017

Julia Hartley-Brewer accused Remainer and Lib Dem MP Tom Brake of wanting to "have your cake and eat it" over Brexit this morning.

Our host was speaking to Brake about the Great Repeal Bill, which will transfer EU regulations back into English law.

Brake expressed his concern about the so-called 'Henry VIII' powers which will give ministers power to "unilaterally decide matters for the country" by deciding how the regulations are interpreted, without consulting MPs.

Julia responded by saying that "Remainers like yourself seem to have been quite happy to have all these laws and directives imparted from Brussels without us having, in lots of cases, a final say on them.

"No you're saying 'oh no, no, no, now British Parliament has to have a say."

"You seem to want to have your cake and eat it."

Julia also put it to Brake that "you don't want us to have no laws" when the Brexit process is complete, and thus this is the "least worst outcome."

However Brake maintained his stance, and reiterated his party's belief that there should be a second referendum on Brexit - although he insisted he and his party want the Brexit negotiations to succeed, and says Jean-Claude Juncker's interventions in the Brexit debate are "unhelpful."

Listen above.