Sammy Wilson: 'Wishful thinking' that Brexit deal will get MPs support

Sammy Wilson

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The DUP's Brexit spokesman has claimed it is "wishful thinking" that the Prime Minister's Withdrawal Agreement will be supported in Parliament.

Appearing on the breakfast show, Sammy Wilson said it was "very unlikely" that negotiators Geoffrey Cox and Stephen Barclay could come back with a deal that would "satisfy" politicians.

"Having thrown away the option of a no-deal, which the Prime Minister has done, it is very unlikely that Stephen Barclay and Geoffrey Cox will come back with anything that will satisfy Parliament," he told talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer.



"There has been a degree of wishful thinking amongst those who want to see this Withdrawal Agreement accepted."

The politician also accused the government of "spinning" the idea that people were warming towards Theresa May's Brexit deal.

"There has certainly been some spinning by the government side that there's a weakening on the position," he explained.

"I don't detect any of that, and I don't see the Labour Party, or the Scottish Nationals riding to the rescue of the Prime Minister."