Grieve: I’m not part of a Remain ‘conspiracy’
DOMINIC Grieve yesterday rejected claims he was involved in a plot to try to stop Britain’s departure from the EU.
The former attorney general and Tory rebel insisted he was not part of an anti-Brexit conspiracy, despite addressing a private meeting of Remainers at the EU’s London headquarters.
Brexiteers accused Mr Grieve of “supping with the devil” after he was seen at the event with former Labour communications chief Alastair Campbell.
Mr Grieve said the gathering was “not a meeting to conspire with anybody” and claimed: “There was no conspiracy.” He added: “I often go to meetings to speak at people’s invitation and that’s what I did.
“I told the meeting what I say publicly all around the place.”
But Brexit-backing Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg said Mr Grieve should be “careful about the company he keeps”, adding: “If you sup with the devil, you should use a long spoon. He is using an egg spoon.”
A European Commission spokesman said: “MEPs of all parties – including Ukip – organise meetings at the European Parliament’s office.”
Denies plotting... Dominic Grieve