John Major's attack on Theresa May's vision Brexit "hypocritical", says Peter Bone MP

John Major's attack on Theresa May's vision Brexit "hypocritical", says Peter Bone MP

Sir John Major attacked Mrs. May's vision of Brexit in a speech on Monday

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Peter Bone MP has blasted Sir John Major over his comments about Theresa May's plans for the upcoming negotiations with the European Union.

On Monday, the former Prime Minister launched an attack on Theresa May's vision of Brexit. 

Mr. Major warned the British public were being sold an "unrealistic" exit from the European Union, and called for "more charm" on the Government's part towards the 27 member-states. 

Peter Bone, Tory Brexit MP for Wellingborough, said the comments were "hypocritical" in an interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer. 

He said: "He’s an ex-Prime Minister. They don’t take to the airwaves to criticise current Prime Ministers, it’s bad form.

"It’s certainly what Major used to complain about when he was Prime Minister, it’s hypocritical for him to do that now.

“He was wrong on the single currency, about remaining in the EU. The fact that he’s a former Prime Minister doesn’t make him right, and the British people - thank God - heard all of the arguments and made a decision.

"It’s the elitism, and that’s part of the problem."