Brexit: 'People will turn against the Government over this divorce bill', says Leaver Peter Bone

Brexit: 'If there is a deal, people will turn against the Government', says Peter Bone MP amid divorce bill reports

The MP for Wellingborough spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer amid the reports surrounding the EU financial settlement

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Peter Bone MP has said people could turn against the Government if Britain ends up paying the 'divorce bill' figures touted in the media.

Reports have been circulating the UK and EU have agreed to a financial settlement of around €45-55 billion (£40-£49bn). Remainers such as Lib Dem leader Vince Cable suggest this shows the true financial implications of Brexit and gives the lie to claims made by Brexiteers such as Boris Johnson in the run-up to the referendum.

In contrast, prominent pro-Brexit politicians like Nigel Farage and Ukip MEP Mike Hookem have blasted the Government's apparent willingness to pay such a huge amount.

Bone, the Eurosceptic MP for Wellingboroughsaid this wasn't what the people voted for in the 2016 EU Referendum.

He told Julia Hartley-Brewer: "When we were campaigning to leave the EU, we weren’t campaigning to give billions to the EU to spend on whatever they wanted.

"There is no deal at the moment and I don’t think there will be one. But if there was, I think people in the country would turn against the government. I think they’d be furious

"It’s not what the Referendum was all about. The Government is getting into a terrible tangle over this."

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