Brexit warning: Ann Widdecombe blasts Tories – ‘No confidence to deliver Brexit’
The former Tory MP, who is now an MEP for Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party, pointed out that while the Prime Minister is set to be replaced the “parliamentary arithmetic” has not changed. Ms Widdecombe said: “Given that the parliamentary arithmetic has not altered, I have no confidence in the Government to deliver Brexit.”
The Brexiteer insisted that the UK must leave the EU “with or without a deal” on October 31.
And Ms Widdecombe added that the Brexit Party could go on to win a general election following their victory in May’s European elections.
It comes as Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are battling it out to replace Theresa May, whose Brexit deal was rejected three times by MPs.
Tory favourite Mr Johnson has promised to take the UK out of the EU on Halloween “do or die”.
Meanwhile, the Foreign Secretary has admitted he would delay Brexit if he was close to striking a deal with the bloc.
Ms Widdecombe caused a stir in the European Parliament last week when she delivered her fiery maiden speech after a series of plum EU jobs were handed out behind closed doors.
The former Tory minister said the process was “just one of many reasons” why she wants to exit by the October 31 deadline.
She said: “If I needed any convincing at all that the best thing for Britain was to leave here as soon as possible, it was the way that those elections were conducted yesterday.
“Because if that is this place’s idea of democracy then that is a serious betrayal of every country that is represented here.”
Ms Widdecombe finished the speech with: “Nous allons, wir gehen, we’re off.”
It came days after Brexit Party MEPs turned their backs when the EU’s anthem, Ode to Joy, was played on the opening day of the new session of Parliament.
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