Remoaning Government Minister Suggests HALT On Leaving EU: Is Brexit “Legitimate?”
Philip Lee, the Conservative Justice Minister, has launched a vicious attack on Brexit, questioning whether it not it is even “legitimate” to go through with it.
In a serious of tweets, Dr Lee argued that the government should ask “serious questions” about whether it is right to go through with Brexit.
Writing on Twitter, he said: “The next phase of Brexit has to be all about the evidence. We can’t just dismiss this and move on. If there is evidence to the contrary, we need to see and consider that too.”
The three controversial tweets follow a leak of damning Government research into the results of Brexit, which appeared to suggest that any trade deal would harm Britain.
“But if these figures turn out to be anywhere near right, there would be a serious question over whether a government could legitimately lead a country along a path that the evidence and rational consideration indicate would be damaging. This shows the PM’s challenge.
“The PM has been dealt some tough cards and I support her mission to make the best of them. It’s time for evidence, not dogma, to show the way. We must act for our country’s best interests, not ideology & populism, or history will judge us harshly. Our country deserves no less.”
On the contrary to Dr Lee’s aggressive tweets, the Tory Brexit Minister, Steve Baker, hit out at the research saying that government reports are “always wrong” and that we should continue with Brexit as before.