MP Barry Sheerman says those in agreement with Julia Hartley-Brewer on Brexit are 'dreary'

MP Barry Sheerman says those in agreement with Julia Hartley-Brewer on Brexit are 'dreary'

Barry Sheerman said the Tories are the stupid party (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Monday, October 30, 2017

MP Barry Sheerman has called people that agree with Julia Hartley-Brewer on Brexit "dreary" and claimed the Tory Party is the "stupid party."

Sheerman, a Labour Co-operative MP, suggested that "the better educated people" voted for remain in the EU referendum.

He told Julia: "I have to sit in the House of Commons every time there’s a debate on Europe and hear the dreary people that agree with you."

Julia responded by saying: "oh sorry not only [are we] uneducated we’re dreary now and we’re irrational."

Sheerman also told Julia "you used to be much more sensible I remember" and said "I'm getting more worried about you."

He added: "I think the Conservative Party is now the stupid party. You know - awful awful opinions that are not based on evidence" and he believes "there seems to be this inability to accept rational evidence in certain parts of the population."

The MP also explained that what he meant by his comments on "better educated people" was "if you look at the pattern of voting there was a clear link between how long you stayed in education and your propensity to vote remain."

He said: "I don’t think I am in hot water [over the comment] if you look at the Twitter traffic over the weekend overwhelmingly it’s been supportive of the comments I made."

A caller also asked why the supposed better educated people are scared of facing the single market, but Sheerman hit back by saying "I said people were I think more susceptible to be taken in by the kind of nonsense propaganda on the side of the famous eurosceptic bus."

Listen to the full interview above