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Express: ‘It’s deplorable!’ Former Brexit minister SLAMS Clegg & Blair for trying to THWART Brexit

Date: 08 03 2018

‘It’s deplorable!’ Former Brexit minister SLAMS Clegg & Blair for trying to THWART Brexit

FORMER Brexit minister David Jones has hit out at Remoaners Nick Clegg and Tony Blair for attempting to thwart the Brexit vote, which could cause a “constitutional crisis” in Britain.

Tory MP David Jones ripped into Remainers Nick Clegg and Tony Blair’s calls for a second  referendum and declaring their efforts to scupper the democratic vote is “rather deplorable”.

Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, Mr Jones said: “I don’t think they can stop Brexit. If they were to make a real effort to stop Brexit then it would be a constitutional crisis.

“It would be showing contempt for the people of this country and the vote that they cast in June of 2016.

“The people of this country made it very clear that they wanted the country to leave the .

“And I think actually the efforts by the likes of Tony Blair and Nick Clegg and others to try to stop the process is really rather deplorable.”

Mr Jones said Remainers should be putting their efforts into making sure Britain has a smooth exit from the EU.

He said they should be helping Leave voters to make sure the UK has a “more prosperous future” after Brexit.

Former deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has continuously said the public should be entitled to have another look at Brexit.

Mr Blair has also called for a referendum on the final Brexit deal. The former Prime Minister said you cannot end the Brexit argument on “one day in June 2016”.

Mr Blair said: “Any intelligent debate in the country would say with all these different options, let’s see if we can reach an agreement in Parliament.

“But if we can’t then the sensible thing is, since this was originally mandated by the people to go down the path of negotiating Brexit, they should at least have a final say once we see the final terms as to whether this deal is the one we want and prefer it to what we have now.”

But Mr Blair also said on Thursday the Brexit vote was a signal to Brussels that it must share responsibility and find a way to get out of the “Brexit cul-de-sac”.

March 7th, 2018: Express