Theresa May's Brexit deal 'will result in a Corbyn government', says Peter Bone MP

Theresa May

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Conservative MP Peter Bone has slated Theresa May's Brexit deal, claiming it is "Brexit in name only", claiming it could lead to a "Corbyn government".

Appearing on the breakfast show, the politician said he didn't know "how on earth" the draft withdrawal agreement would get through the House of Commons, adding he couldn't find many MPs who were "going to support it".

"It is extraordinary how we've got to this situation, and I suppose it's Brexit in name only. I can't find a huge body of Members of Parliament who are going to support it, so how on earth is it going to get through the House of Commons?" he said.

He added that he expected there to be a general election within a year, and told Julia Hartley-Brewer if Ms May presses ahead with her Brexit deal it could result in "a Corbyn government".



"I think what would happen if we pressed on with this so called deal, is that we would find that Conserative voters probably wouldn't vote Labour, they just won't vote Conservative, and that will result in a Corbyn government. 

"It might be in a year's time or whenever the general election happens, but it will happen. It'll make the 1997 result where we got massacred under John Major look like a good result for the party."


'A private matter'

Peter Bone. Image: Getty

When asked by Julia Hartley-Brewer whether he had submitted a letter of no-confidence to the 1922 Committee, Mr Bone said: "It's not a yes, it's not a no. I will not tell you".

"That is something most MPs will say is a private matter."