Brexiteers didn't have 'courage' to tell voters of Brexit consequences

Gove and Johnson

Michael Gove and Boris Johnson campaign for Leave

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

SNP member Stephen Gethins has accused Brexit-backing politicians of not having the "courage" to tell voters what Brexit would mean for the UK.

Appearing on the Mike Graham show broadcast live from Westminster, the MP for North East Fife slammed leave campaigners Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and David Davies.



"They argued for this and had senior positions in government, and now throw up their hands and say it's nothing to do with us, isn't it terrible," he told talkRADIO's Mike.

"Take a bit of responsibility for goodness sake."


'Didn't have the courage'

Stephen Gethins MP

Mr Gethins called for Eurosceptic MPs to be held "to account", amid concerns that the UK could be trapped in a backstop with the EU under the Prime Minister's latest Brexit deal.

"The Brexiteers didn't have the courage of their convictions to put down any kind of details about what Brexit meant," he added.

"If you have a referendum what you do is if you win, you're held to account to the promises you made beforehand, not after folk have cast their votes."