PMQs: Theresa May accused of making the UK a ‘laughing stock’

PMQs: Theresa May accused of making the UK a ‘laughing stock’

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

An MP has accused Theresa May of making the UK an "international laughing stock” with her attempts to negotiate a Brexit deal.

Speaking during Prime Minister’s Questions, SNP MP Pete Wishart said the "nation" wanted her to resign.

“The UK is now an international laughing stock with the backbench wanting her going, as do the nation,” he said.

The MP for Perth and North Perthshire also drew attention to the Conservative backbenches looking “threadbare”.

His comments came as Downing Street announced the Withdrawal Agreement Bill would be brought before MPs for a fourth time in early June.

“She is now going to be bringing back her Withdrawal Agreement for the fourth time as the backbench queue up to say that they won’t support her," he continued.

“Has the road not just run out, Prime Minister? For the sake of her nation, will she please just go and let Scotland go too?”

Mrs May responded to the question by saying that it was in Scotland’s interests to remain part of the UK.

She added: “It is in the interest of the whole UK that we deliver on what people voted for in the referendum and deliver Brexit.”

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