Sammy Wilson: 'Remainer elite' in House of Commons are trying to 'thwart' result of Brexit vote

Sammy Wilson

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The DUP's Brexit spokesman has accused "remainer elite" in the House of Commons of trying to "thwart the result" of the EU referendum.

Sammy Wilson appeared on the breakfast show to discuss an amendment backed by MPs yesterday, which means if Theresa May's deal is voted down in Parliament, she will have to return with a new one within three sitting days.

The vote followed another taken on Tuesday, in which MPs backed an amendment to the Finance Bill, limiting the government's financial powers in the event of a no-deal Brexit.



Mr Wilson claimed the amendments, tabled by Dominic Grieve and Yvette Cooper respectively, were a "tactic" to halt Brexit.

"The remainer elite, which is now dominating the House of Commons, are determined to use every tactic they can to try and thwart the result of the referendum," he told talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer.

"There is an arrogance amongst some of those in the House who think they know better than the uninformed public who were given a vote, should never have been given the vote - because they really don't understand these things - and these things should be left in the hands of the few people who do understand them.

He added: "It's so totally patronising and disdainful."