Pimlico Plumbers CEO Charlie Mullins has called on Theresa May to “walk away” and allow a new leader to negotiate a better deal to remain in the EU.
The Remain-backing businessman switched his allegiance from the Conservative Party to the Liberal Democrats last year over the government’s Brexit stance.
Speaking to talkRADIO’s Mike Graham, Mr Mullins said the UK should “turn the tables” on the EU and ask them to offer a sweetener deal to convince the country to remain.
“Why don’t we just put a delay on Article 50, delay on leaving, them renegotiate and get a new leader who can lead,” Mr Mullins said.
“What we should be doing now is maybe we should be turning the tables a little bit and saying to the EU ‘if you want us to stay what are you going to offer us to make sure we do?’”
He added it was "nonsense" to suggest that reversing the result of the referendum would be an insult to the "will of the people".
"The will of the people has changed and people are entitled to change their minds," he said.
"On the streets out there and in businesses in general, people do not to leave, and even some leavers want us to remain now.
"Most people that voted to leave don't know why they did it anyway, they're completely clueless".
Mr Mullins said his firm had offered to repair the leak in the House of Commons yesterday “free of charge” if Article 50 was revoked.
He added: “The ceiling in the Commons is a bit like Theresa May’s leadership. It’s weak, unreliable and it’s full of holes.”