In a bid to delay full Brexit, Anna Soubry has claimed she would rather see Labour, the SNP and ‘pragmatic’ Conservatives in charge of Brexit, over her own government.
The arch-remainer from Brexit-backing Broxtowe, who voted leave by 54%, said the government was being run by the likes of ‘ruthless’ Brexiters, hell bent on delivering a full Brexit.
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Soubry claimed fellow moderate Tory MPs were “frightened of the extremes” within their “local associations” who are not then voting in the interests of the country and their constituents.
Calling for the government to delay full Brexit in a bid to pacify ‘moderate MPs’, Soubry called for a ‘government of national unity,’ one which would encompass the pragmatists, and of course remainers, from across parliament.
The 61-year-old said, ‘we should be reaching out, including to the SNP and sensible labour members, in order to put the country first.’
The member for Browtowe, when asked how her cross bench government would work claimed she, ‘wasn’t too sure how it would work.’
Soubry, speaking to Radio 4, said: “Then we had the grotesque spectacle on Monday whereby the Government actually whipped its own Members of Parliament to support amendments deliberately designed to wreck that very pragmatic white paper. So, now it is in tatters and they know that.
“Your listeners should be angry that the likes of Jacob Rees-Mogg are running our country at this the most difficult of times since the Second World War.”