Nadine Dorries: Theresa May too 'incompetent' to negotiate a better Brexit deal

Friday, November 16, 2018

Nadine Dorries has called for a change in Conservative party leadership to negotiate a better deal with the EU after branding Theresa May "too incompetent" to get something different. 

The comments come after the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, said the Prime Minister's Withdrawal proposal was the best deal on the table between the European Union and the United Kingdom. 

Joining Julia Hartley-Brewer on talkRADIO, the MP for Mid Bedfordshire called the proposal the EU's "endgame" as they believe Theresa May is "too weak in her operations at number 10" to negotiate anything else.


“This is the situation we find ourselves in - Angela Merkel said it is the best deal on the table, and the EU have said you can have this or nothing else," said Ms Dorries.

"This is their end game, this is their final offer and the reason why it’s their final offer is because they believe Theresa May is too weak in her operation at number 10 and too incompetent to negotiate for something else, or push for anything, or be brave enough to achieve anything, that’s why we need to a change in leader. I don’t think the Brexit deal is exhausted if we had a better team negotiating it.”


'Graham Brady is absolutely water tight'




Reports have gathered pace that there will be a move to pass a vote of no confidence in Theresa May, with the Prime Minister seemingly losing support from Jacob Rees-Mogg and members from the European Research Group, as well as the DUP.

Ms Dorries submitted hers a few weeks ago, as she said: "The writing has been on the wall for some time."

Figures and numbers have been circulating about how many MPs have written to Graham Brady, chair of the 1922 Committee, but Dorries told Julia that people giving you a figure are "making it up."



“Well, nobody knows and everybody that comes on your programme that gives you a figure is making it up, because the one truth about this process is Graham Brady is absolutely water tight," she added.

"What I do know is that you will now see many more letters going in over the next few days.

"The 48 letters is not enough, although it could trigger a leadership election, it’s not enough to send a message that this Prime Minister has to go, it probably needs a lot more, if we had 158 letters, there would be no need for a no confidence in the Prime Minister because that would be half of the parliamentary party."