Peter Bone: 'The British people are braver than the politicians'

Peter Bone

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Peter Bone has said he thinks members of the public are "braver than the politicians" when facing the prospect of a no-deal Brexit.

Appearing on the breakfast show, the Conservative MP said his constituents had told him they were "happy" to leave without securing a deal - something Parliament "needs to recognise", he claimed.



"When I knock on doors on a Saturday morning, people are ahead of the politicians as they often are. They're braver than the politicians," Mr Bone told Julia Hartley-Brewer.

"They say 'Come on! We're quite happy to leave if we can't get a deal', and I think Parliament needs to recognise that that is what the British people are saying".

The MP for Wellingborough added that he believed paying the £39 billion 'divorce bill' to the EU was "wrong".


Paying EU £39 billion is 'wrong'

Prime Minister Theresa May. Image: Getty

"That's equivalent to £60 million for each constituency in the country. I bet most MPs could easily spend that sort of money improving their local constituency," he said.

"I'd get a new urgent care centre, I'd get my bypass, I'd get my roads fixed. I'd get my bridges built which are falling down."

He added: "Giving that money to the EU in return for nothing is wrong."