“Arrogance and Establishment-Speak”: Clegg BLASTED Over Attempts To “Overturn” Brexit
Labour MP Caroline Flint has hit out at former Lib Dem MP Nick Clegg over his continued anti-Brexit stance.
Clegg formed an alliance with David Miliband and Nicky Moran to attack Brexit and its implementation, sparking an outrage among Brexiteers.
However, despite campaigning for remain in the initial referendum, Labour MP Caroline Flint blasted Clegg for his “arrogance” in attempting to overturn the referendum result.
She said: “I think they were on the table during the referendum campaign. I can remember myself campaigning for remaining and going through what this would mean.
“Whilst I wouldn’t say, as with any referendum the details of anything were all out there for people. I think people knew there were big choices to be made.
“I have always felt, since the referendum you divide into two camps. One, who actually accepts that we are leaving, and therefore we have got to work through these difficult issues to come out with the best deal.
“And two, Nick Clegg, who actually wants to overturn the result of the referendum. Therefore, when they get together like this, and I can’t speak for David and Nicky, but certainly Nick Clegg in terms of what he has said on the public record.
“He cannot really win the public trust because he actually disavows the public’s decision in terms of leaving the European Union.
“Whatever he says it is all the same sort of arrogance and Establishment-speak that actually fundamentally lost the Remain campaign.
“Every single one of those alternatives is a huge reduction in trade compared to the seamless open limitless trade we no have in our own hemisphere with our large markets.
“As Brexiteers parrot the language of global Britain they are in fact going to reside over the greatest introduction of barriers, checks, limits, impediments, delays and obstructions to trade ever undertaken.”