Brexiteer mocked for suggesting Withdrawal Agreement was a Remainer plot that needs revisiting
PUBLISHED: 13:46 07 September 2020 | UPDATED: 13:53 07 September 2020
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A Brexiteer politician has been mocked after claiming Tory Brexiteers were bound by the last parliament in the House of Commons - suggesting it was the fault of Remainers the Commons had backed the Withdrawal Agreement.
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Mark Reckless, a former Tory MP and the leader of the Brexit Party in the Welsh parliament, laid the blame for the passing of Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill in the Commons on the last parliament.
He appeared to blame pro-Europeans in the House of Commons for the passing of the bill - in conjunction with the EU - and said MPs must “revisit” it to have their say.
But he was roundly ridiculed after it was pointed out Johnson had promoted it as a “fantastic deal” during the elections, and politicians in the new parliament supported the bill all the way through the chamber just days before departure day on January 31st.
Reckless tweeted: “No parliament can bind it’s [sic] successors. The EU tried to exploit a parliament hung by Remainers to get what it wanted without giving us what we wanted. We now have a parliament with an 80 Brexit majority, so of course we must revisit the Withdrawal Agreement”.
“Reckless by name, stupid by nature. Check out the date of the Withdrawal Agreement (2020) before spouting untruths,” replied one.
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“It’s a crowded field, but we have a winner of dumbest tweet of the day,” said another.
“You wanted, you campaigned for it, you won it, get on with it,” responded Miffy Buckley. “The responsibility for the privations ahead to be suffered by British folks due to Brexit lies solely at the feet of people like you. Stop writing BS on Twitter, get off your ass & go make it work. We’re waiting.”
“You would think someone who claims to be a lawyer would know that the current conservative parliament passed the WA,” wrote @Shaun7559.
“Boris Johnson stood for election on this deal and passed it in this parliament. This is outright embarrassing ignorance,” tweeted TNE columnist James Ball.
“This one is also a ‘party’ leader. No grasp of facts. The emptiness of the far right...” posted Chikere M Ezeh.
“You have to be a special kind of person to misrepresent the facts like this,” added Sam Vimes.
“Good to see you’re quite content with a pro-EU majority parliament taking us back in the future,” quipped another.
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