The campaign manager of the Taxpayers’ Alliance has said that MPs will “do just about anything” to stop leaving the European Union, as the House of Lords continue to debate a bill proposing to rule out no-deal Brexit.
The draft legislation tabled by Labour former minister Yvette Cooper requires Prime Minister Theresa May to table a motion seeking MPs' approval for an extension to the Article 50 process beyond April 12 to a date of her choosing.
Chloe Westley told talkRADIO’s Mike Graham that MPs’ behaviour was “shocking”.
“The only thing that you can predict is that MPs will do just about anything they can to stop Brexit,” she said.
“I think they are taking lessons from Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk on how to ignore an electorate. It is shocking.”
Ms Westley suggested MPs should be “more honest” about their views on Brexit.
She said: “What MPs are trying to do is weaken the prime minister’s hand for when she goes back to the EU because we can’t enter a negotiation unprepared to walk away.
“They simply want to stop Brexit and most of the electorate know that.
“I think politicians should be a bit more honest with their constituents about that.”