Brexiteer Bill Cash says Great Repeal Bill opponents are 'playing games with Britain's future'

'They're playing games with Britain's future - Sir Bill Cash blasts opposition to the Great Repeal Bill

The MP for Stone spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer ahead of the bill's publishing

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Leading Brexiteer Sir Bill Cash has blasted MPs preparing to oppose the Great Repeal Bill, saying they are jeopardising the future of the country.

In a furious tirade, the Tory MP for Stone accused the bill's potential opponents of being "insidious" and upbraided them for their "utter hypocrisy."

The Repeal Bill is due to be published by David Davis today, outlining how the government plans to adopt existing EU laws into UK statutes once the withdrawal is complete.

However shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer has promised that his party will vote against the bill unless concessions are made, and there has been speculation that some Tory MPs will do likewise.

Cash told Julia Hartley-Brewer that the bill's opponents "are insidious in the way they are doing it," adding that they are "falling down on their promises" to accept the referendum.

He continued: "The referendum was a verdict of the people. These people are playing games with Britain’s future. 

"It's an amazing case of utter hypocrisy... we need some blunt speaking.

"We need people to face the fact that they said they wanted to leave, and now you hear Keir Starmer, despite all the contradictions he's made, and all the complete division in the Labour Party with Chuka Umunna and Adonis being defeated in the House of Lords over the siungle market and the customs union... now saying they might oppose or would oppose the Repeal Bill."

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