Sammy Wilson: Theresa May does 'nothing about what she hears'

Sammy Wilson

Thursday, December 13, 2018

The DUP's Brexit spokesman has claimed that the Prime Minister "doesn't seem to be listening" to criticisms of her Brexit deal.

Appearing on the breakfast show, Sammy Wilson said Ms May had ignored warnings from the DUP and others regarding the terms of her Withdrawal Agreement, and its unpopularity with MPs.

"It's disappointing that she doesn't seem to be listening," Mr Wilson told Julia Hartley-Brewer.

"The legal arrangements which she has in the deal would bind the whole of the UK into EU structures... it does not deliver on her manifesto and she's got to change it."



The Prime Minister faced a confidence vote last night, after more than 48 MPs handed no-confidence letters to 1922 Committee chair, Sir Graham Brady.

The vote was called shortly after Ms May pulled a meaningful vote on the Brexit deal, claiming she wanted to "reassure" colleagues about the backstop clause before allowing MPs to vote on it.

"The PM has told us time and time again that she listens, but when you look at her actions it's clear that she does not do anything about what she hears," Mr Wilson said.

"If she comes back with no change to the Withdrawal Agreement then she's going to get the result that she avoided on Tuesday, namely that this deal will be voted down."