Grieve: I’m not part of a Re­main ‘con­spir­acy’

Daily Express - - COME ON ENGLAND - By Macer Hall

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

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