TORY rebel ringleader Dominic Grieve has suggested that Prime Minister Theresa May believes that Brexit “is a mistake” but is pushing ahead with it out of duty.
Dominic Grieve has asserted that Prime Minister Theresa May privately believes Brexit is a “mistake”.
Speaking to Nick Robinson on the BBC, the Tory Remainer pointed out that the Prime Minister consistently refuses to say whether Brexit will benefit Britain.
He added that the sense he gets from Mrs May during meetings is that she is trying to “minimise” the damage of the referendum result.
Mr Grieve said: “Our professional differences which may arise over Brexit have always been conducted in a totally professional way and I’m very respectful of her.
“I’m also very respectful of the immense burden she’s having to carry because the truth is that she’s having to resolve a problem which is – or appears to be at the moment – almost insoluble
Nick Robinson told the former attorney general: “Some people say she’s really doing it out of duty, who knows that someone has to deliver this thing, who feels it’s her duty to deliver it and there’s not a great deal of joy or pleasure in it for her.”
Mr Grieve responded: “I shouldn’t think there is and I suspect that duty plays a very large role in the way she approaches her job.
“I mean I’ve been struck, for example, by the fact that each time she’s been asked ‘Will we benefit economically form Brexit?’ she’s always refused to answer the question.
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Dominic Grieve has asserted that Prime Minister Theresa May privately believes Brexit is a “mistake”
Each time she’s been asked ‘Will we benefit economically form Brexit?’ she’s always refused to answer the question