Tory MP tells party’s hard-Brex­i­teers to ‘shut up’

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - NEWS -

Not­ting­hamshire MP Anna Soubry has said Tory MPs who favour a hard Brexit should “shut up” and “get be­hind the Prime Min­is­ter”.

Speak­ing be­fore a con­fer­ence yes­ter­day, the MP for Brox­towe said hard-Brex­i­teers “need to stop bang­ing on” be­cause peo­ple “didn’t vote” for a hard Brexit.

The pro-re­mainer ad­mit­ted that she is now “not an op­poser of Brexit” de­spite go­ing “against her con­science” when she voted to trig­ger Ar­ti­cle 50.

Ad­dress­ing a crowd of Not­ting­ham Trent Univer­sity stu­dents, Ms Soubry said: “What the peo­ple clearly didn’t give the Govern­ment a man­date for is a hard Brexit.”

In a mes­sage to hard-Brex­i­teers, she said: “They need to stop bang­ing on and what they need to do is shut up and get on with it.

“They need to shut up, get be­hind the Prime Min­is­ter ... and let’s get a deal.”

Con­ser­va­tive MP Anna Soubry.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.