Anna Soubry: I feel marginalised in my own party

PUBLISHED: 11:41 04 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:49 04 October 2018

Anna Soubry on ITV's Peston programme (Image: ITV)

Anna Soubry on ITV's Peston programme (Image: ITV)

Archant

Tory Remainer MP Anna Soubry has said that she feels “marginalised” in the Conservative party and has warned that Theresa May is pitching for a “blindfolded” Brexit.

The MP criticised her party for banning a People’s Vote event from the conference arena and even the programme.

“But Boris Johnson could have a blatant leadership bid – a dreadful attempt to undermine the prime minister at the most critical time of negotiations in a decade – and was allowed to happen in the conference centre.”

MORE: From the Imperial March to Thomas the Tank – the best remixes of May’s dance

She told Peston: “That worries me about the direction of travel.”

Soubry also said that Theresa May is now pitching for a “blindfold Brexit” because her Chequers plan will not pass.

She explained: “There will be a deal on security and there will be a deal on EU citizens and other important things, but when it comes to trade there will be no deal.”

MORE: Tesco says it is making preparations to stockpile for Brexit

She said instead there will be a “general statement of intent” which will just be “nice and sweet words about our future relationship” devoid of “flesh on the bones”.

“It’s a blindfolded Brexit, and there will be no deal as we were promised.”

She added: “David Davis as secretary of state said in the House of Commons that the government would deliver the ‘exact same benefits of the single market and customs union’ and I know because it was in answer to my question.”

MORE: Deluded Farage believes that the EU is ‘scared’ of Britain

MORE: May claims People’s Vote would ‘destroy trust in politicians’ and everyone reacted the same way

MORE: Get FOUR issues FREE when you subscribe to The New European

You've seen the news, now discover the story

The New European is committed to providing in-depth analysis of the Brexit process, its implications and progress as well as celebrating European life.

Try 13 weeks for £13

Support The New European's vital role as a voice for the 48%

The New European is proud of its journalism and we hope you are proud of it too. We believe our voice is important - both in representing the pro-EU perspective and also to help rebalance the right wing extremes of much of the UK national press. If you value what we are doing, you can help us by making a contribution to the cost of our journalism.

  • Become a friend of The New European for a contribution of £48. You will qualify for a mention in our newspaper (should you wish)
  • Become a partner of The New European for a contribution of £240. You will qualify for a mention in our newspaper (should you wish) and receive a New European Branded Pen and Notebook
  • Become a patron of The New European for a contribution of £480. You will qualify for a mention in our newspaper (should you wish) and receive a New European Branded Pen and Notebook and an A3 print of The New European front cover of your choice, signed by Editor Matt Kelly

By proceeding, you agree to the New Europeans supporters club Terms & Conditions which can be found here.



Supporter Options

Mention Me in The New European



If Yes, Name to appear in The New European



Latest Articles

ANTI-BREXIT EVENTS

Grassroots anti-Brexit campaigners are increasing the pressure on politicians ahead of a series of important votes this year. Here is a list of the events organised across Britain in the coming weeks and months.

Trending

Newsletter Sign Up

The New European weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy