Brexit motion: 'SNP are on the warpath now but they were outspent by Wetherspoons during the referendum'

The SNP led the oppposition to last night's Brexit vote

A motion which commits MPs to supporting the Government's Brexit timetable passed by an overwhelming majority last night

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Telegraph journalist Asa Bennett mocked the SNP on Julia Hartley-Brewer's show this morning, suggesting the passion they are now showing on Brexit wasn't in evidence during the EU referendum campaign this summer.

Bennett told Julia that while the SNP are passionately opposing Brexit now, "they were outspent by Wetherspoons during the referendum campaign."

The columnist also said that the rump of MPs who voted against last night's Brexit motion in Parliament "are very much on the warpath. If they want to vote against the will of the people, so be it."

Last night's vote was based on an opposition day motion from Labour, designed to force Theresa May to disclose details of her Brexit plan. The Conservatives added an amendment to the motion, which forces Parliament to support the Government's intended timetable for triggering Article 50.

Bennett hailed the Tories' move as an excellent one, likening it to a judo flip. "They’ve thrown Labour over and found they now have their support," he said, while suggesting Labour are too terrified of UKIP to oppose Brexit.