Cabinet Member Tells BBC ‘We Would Be Better off Without Brexit’
First Secretary of State Damien Green (pictured above), seen by many as Theresa May’s ‘right hand man’, told the BBC’s Newsnight programme last night that the UK would have been better off had it remained a member of the European Union. The revelation came on the same day that Mrs. May repeatedly refused to answer a question on an LBC phone-in as to whether she would back Brexit in a second referendum. The PM refused to rule out voting Remain in a second vote, merely dismissing the question as ‘hypothetical’.
Mr Green was on the board for the Stronger In campaign during the Brexit referendum in 2016.
Appearing on Newsnight, when asked if he thought the country would have been better off if the UK remained in the European Union, Mr Green said: “It would have been.
“The public took their view, I’m a democrat. I believe if the people have spoken then it is the job of democratic politicians to do their best to put in place what people wanted.”
Newsnight host Emily Maitlis replied: “Could you say, hand on heart, that Brexit was the best decision for the country?”
Mr Green added: “I argued against it, but the country took the decision, I’m a democrat, I respect that decision.
LBC host Iain Dale asked which way the PM would vote in a second Brexit referendum.
The Prime Minister replied: “I don’t answer hypothetical questions.
Dale continued pressing the Prime Minister, demanding to know what way Mrs May would vote in another referendum.
She replied: “I am the Prime Minister ensuring that I am going to deliver Brexit for the British people.”
Westmonster Dave is the News Editor of Kipper Central.