Independent Brexiteer Steven Woolfe said the European Union’s “extreme ideology” was being pushed on “people that don’t want it”.
Discussing the legacy of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, the former Ukip migration spokesman warned of “extreme socialism” and attacked those who criticised “populists” as “dangerous people”.
He said: “Freedom, liberty, democracy, those words roll off the tongue so easily, don’t they. Yet we forget how hard they were to win.
“This debate reminds us how the ideology of extreme socialism leads to poverty, violence and indeed, the loss of that freedom.
“Yet, this debate, is being turned as an anti-populist debate rather than concerning itself with the evil of communism.
“We hear today that populists are the dangerous people. Yet we are not the ones who are trying to forge a new EU extreme ideology of a flag, a council, a parliament and its own anthem on people that don’t want it.”
Theresa May is ready to ditch the controversial EU exit date from her Brexit legislation, in a concession to the Tory rebels dubbed the “mutineers”.
The Prime Minister faced a furious backlash from pro-EU Conservatives, who threatened to vote against plans to set in stone the UK’s withdrawal at 11pm on March 29, 2019.
So far, the EU Withdrawal Bill has scraped through the first two days of line-by-line scrutiny in the Commons, but the margin of victory has been tight.
Pro-Brexit cabinet ministers have already recognised there is a very real chance of defeat if the contentious amendment stays in the paperwork, and have advised the Prime Minister to drop it.
Justice Secretary David Lidington told reporters in the Parliamentary press gallery: “Various constructive suggestions have been made during the committee debate about how the bill might be improved and obviously we will listen to ideas coming from colleagues across the house during the bill’s progress in both the Commons and the Lords.”
The Prime Minister had already indicated she was willing to listen to the rebels during Prime Minister’s questions on Wednesday.
Source : EXPRESS