Nadine Dorries: 'Nothing Remainers do to try and stall Brexit will happen'

Remain EU

Monday, October 15, 2018

Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has claimed that calls for a second referendum is a tactic by Remain voters to "stall" Brexit.

In an interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer, Ms Dorries said that Brexit "will happen" and that she will "not betray" the majority of people who voted to leave the European Union.

"Nothing the Remainers try to do to stall this, to kick it into the long grass, or to call for a second referendum, will happen. Brexit will happen and the sooner they realise that, the better," she said.

"We will not betray 17.4 million people. We will deliver what they voted for. And what they voted for will happen which is to leave the EU."

Ms Dorries criticised Theresa May's approach to Brexit negotiations, likening the EU to "school bullies".

"The EU have behaved appallingly, and David Davis is absolutely right, if Theresa May had been stronger, if she had stood up to these people, if she had been more forceful, less willing to acquiesce every single one of their demands, less willing to be treated as some kind, as though they were some kind of school bullies...

"We may have been a bit futher along the road here but we haven't, we haven't had the right leadership."

Ms Dorries is one of 60 senior MPs who has signed a letter to chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond, asking for the evidence behind 'Project Fear' claims from the Treasury, which suggest a no-deal Brexit would be disastrous for the UK.