Leave voter, Richard, called into LBC after hearing Tory rebel Antoinette Sandbach denying claims she was attempting to thwart the Brexit process.
Richard said: “I feel that a lot of these MPs that voted against the Government must surely have come from constituencies who voted leave and I feel they’re not representing their constituents.”
The Tory MP for Eddisbury replied: “Well my constituency probably voted 50-50.
“We didn’t count on constituency boundaries and all the estimates on how my constituency voted, at the count was 49-51 per cent in favour of Leave.
“But even if it was 52 per cent, I would say that I still have an obligation and a duty to make sure we deliver Brexit in a way that works for everybody in the country and that delivers what Leave voters were calling for which was powers back to Parliament.”
LBC host Shelagh Fogarty added: “Richard, that is key here, that is what was won yesterday, power in Parliament, that’s what you voted Leave for Richard.”
Richard said: “Yes but, like in the Gina Miller case – there was all this talk about ‘Parliament’s got sovereignty to make these decisions’.
“Parliament has no sovereignty because over the last 40 years they’ve given away our sovereignty piecemeal to unelected eurocrats in Brussels.
“We will not get parliamentary sovereignty back until we have left the EU.”
The Government suffered its first defeat over the EU Withdrawal Bill on Wednesday night.
Mrs Sandbach was one of 11 Conservatives along with opposition MPs who backed an amendment giving them a legal guarantee of a vote on the final Brexit deal as Conservative party divisions widened even further.
The Prime Minister must now turn her attention to Brussels and try to convince the EU to begin talks next month on a roughly two-year transition period to ease Britain out after March 2019.
Source : EXPRESS