Sir John Redwood launched his latest broadside as the UK marked the five-year anniversary since the historic Brexit vote. And while celebrating the “positive gains” that leaving the EU has made, the Tory MP for Wokingham blasted Remainers who did their best to thwart the democratic will of the people.
The longstanding eurosceptic tweeted: “The question to ask all those Remain MPs is are they proud to have delayed our Brexit so long?
“Was it a good plan to undermine the UK in negotiations and try to thwart the result of the UK’s biggest ever democratic vote?
“Why did they trust the EU more than UK voters?”
Sir John was referring to the continued efforts of Remainer MPs to block key legislation passing through Parliament.
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Sir John’s comments came after bitter Remainers and eurocrats came out in force to slam Brexit today.
Thierry Breton, the EU’s single market commissioner, claimed leaving the EU meant the UK would miss out on a £45 billion Covid recovery fund bailout.
The former French minister even branded Brexit an “aberration that has weakened and isolated the UK”.
Speaking to the Guardian, he said: “If the UK was still in the EU, it would have benefited from perhaps £45bn of collective EU money.
“It’s hard to see how one country on its own can fare better than many together.”
He went on to insult the trade deals that Global Britain has signed.
And he even claimed that the one deal that mattered most to UK trade – its agreement with the EU – is “in danger, because Boris Johnson cannot honour his engagements on Northern Ireland”.
His comments quickly drew outrage from many who pointed out that the UK has thrived since Brexit.
The country’s vastly successful vaccine rollout outstripped the EU’s for many months – showing that the freedom to act unilaterally can reap huge benefits.
Others pointed out that EU membership bills were glaringly absent from Mr Breton £45bn handout.
One furious Brit wrote: “If the EU was worth anything it would have been paying the UK to leave considering it paid in the most for 45 years.
“It’s a worthless talking shop.”