Staunch EU Remainer Anna Soubry has come under fire for appearing on Sky News and declaring that Brexit "can't be done."
Miss Soubry, who recently left the governing Conservative party in protest over their handling of Brexit and joined the pro-EU 'Independent Group' of MPs, said in her interview with Sky that you "can't actually do Brexit."
"Whichever way you cut it, you are in a position whereby the Government's own assessments and this is a Brexit Government show that the people of the country will have their future prosperity reduced. But that bears on MPs' minds," Miss Soubry said.
"I mean, can you think of anything else where you knowingly vote for something knowing it will make your constituents poorer?" she added.
.@adamboultonSKY asks @Anna_Soubry if a no-deal #Brexit can be stopped.@TheIndGroup MP suggests a delay to the UK's exit from the EU is "unavoidable" and insists we will not leave without a deal.— Sky News Politics (@SkyNewsPolitics) 11 March 2019
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Needless to say, those who have thrown their weight behind Brexit were not too happy about Soubry's remarks, and took to Twitter to vent their frustration.
This woman is living in her own bubble! She says the prime minister must respect the will of parliament and she CANT and won’t respect the will of the British people who voted to LEAVE. Hope her constituents remember her attitude to democracy at the next general election— @williams19601 (@williams196011) 11 March 2019
The majority want to LEAVE… that’s what the democratic decision was, not everyone is a turncoat like you Anna— JASON SHILLITO (@supershilly) March 11, 2019
Stop trying to stop Brexit
Why are we giving this woman airtime!? 🤦🏻♀️— Gayle (@gayle_m_mac) March 11, 2019
The host of Sky News' 'All Out Politics' show challenged Soubry on her rather stubborn position, saying that, "the problem with that argument, and I was there in Brussels in December, is that the European Union, the 27, and the UK have agreed on a withdrawal agreement which they said delivers Brexit."
Yet, Miss Soubry fired back, arguing that "it delivers a form of Brexit. What it actually does, as you know, only deals with the divorce settlement." She then went on to say that if the British people are "fed up" with the seemingly never-ending Brexit process, then "they need to know what the whole matter is far from over even if we accept Mrs May's so-called deal because there is no deal about our future relationship. That is yet to be determined."
The news comes as Prime Minister Theresa May struggles to get the derailed Brexit process on track. Miss may is said to be considering pulling her second vote — after canceling the first — on her Brexit deal as she faces the grim prospect of another overwhelming parliamentary defeat.
Miss May has, over the past few weeks, continued to tell parliament that it would be given a chance to hold a "meaningful vote" on her Brexit blueprint, but it now looks possible that she'll be postponing that pledge due to slow progress in talks with the EU. The UK and EU held negotiations in Brussels over the weekend, with May trying and failing to win concessions on a number of issues, namely the fate of the Irish backstop.
The sooner Sourpus looses her seat the better!— Ashley Stevens-Jones (@WenlockJones) 11 March 2019
Why do loons on the political fringes like Soubry get so much airtime to promote their anti-democratic, elitist agenda?— Sunne of York (@sunneofyork) March 11, 2019