Theresa May is trying to delay Brexit because she doesn't want to go through with it, says UKIP's Gerard Batten

'Theresa May is trying to delay Brexit so that she doesn't have to sign the deal', says UKIP's Gerard Batten

The Supreme Court verdict was given yesterday

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Theresa May is trying to delay Brexit to ensure she's no longer Prime Minister when the deal is complete, says UKIP MEP Gerard Batten.

Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled that Parliament must vote on triggering Article 50 to start the Brexit process, despite a challenge by the Government. 

Batten, UKIP's spokesman on Brexit, told Julia Hartley-Brewer that the Supreme Court case was "a bit of a non-event" because “Parliament’s always got to vote."

He also added that the Supreme Court are actually "interfering in politics which goes against all constitutional precedent," echoing repeated claims by UKIP that the people have spoken through last year's referendum and their wishes must be respected.

Batten believes that Theresa May is trying to delay Brexit for long enough, so that she'll "be gone and moved up to the House of Lords before this deal is signed." She's also not "bold enough" to hold a general election to ensure she has a clear mandate on the issue.

Listen to the full interview above