Despite a clear instruction from the electorate the so-called mother-of-all-parliaments has blocked the will of the people at every turn. The people of Britain had demonstrated their disgust with the we-know-better-than-you arrogance of Brussels by voting to leave. But they had not bargained on the even deeper arrogance of Britain’s own politicians whose efforts to thwart the will of the people would shame a tin-pot dictatorship. Three years on from the tumultuous vote we’re still in the EU – and our MP’s seem impervious to shame.
Tim Martin, founder of pub chain Wetherspoons, has been in the front line of senior business names attacking Parliament for failing to deliver Brexit.
He told Express.co.uk: “We haven’t left yet because we had a prime minister that believed with religious intensity in Remain.
“She appointed a kitchen cabinet who also believed in Remain.”
But Mr Martin also criticises the Labour Party and the Lib Dems for not putting their weight behind leaving the EU.
And he said the public should write to their MPs and vote for the Brexit Party if they ever wanted to see Britain leave the Brussels bloc.
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Brexit Party MEP Ann Widdecombe also said it was a “scandal” that Britain has not left the EU on time, and blamed the failure on the “sheer incompetence” of the outgoing prime minister, Theresa May.
Ms Widdecombe, who served as a Tory MP for 23 years, said Mrs May “completely mishandled the process” and went on to describe her as “incredibly weak” and a “really bad prime minister”.
She said the main issue with her leadership lay in the fact she was a Remainer, and so “her heart was not in it”.
But Ms Widdecombe considers that current Tory leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson would do a better job at ensuring Britain leaves the UK.
Speaking to Express.co.uk she said: “It is terribly clear we have to come out on October 31, with or without a deal – we have to come out.”
This is something Mr Johnson has pledged to do.
But Ms Widdecombe is not convinced that the Tory leadership hopeful would be able to deliver on his promise, saying she “would not put money” on the UK leaving the EU as planned.
Polling guru John Curtice shares the Brexit MEP’s uncertainty that Britain will leave the EU in four months time.
He told Express.co.uk: “It is impossible to leave on the 31st October” and explained “there is not time to get the legislation through Parliament.”
Instead, Mr Curtice predicted Britain would leave the EU by “Christmas at best”.
The polling expert explained that the Government is in an “impasse”, as the Government has been unable to pass changes that satisfy the House of Commons.
Not wanting to pass the buck onto just one side of the debate, Mr Curtis said the fault lies with both Remainers and Brexiteers, as both are unsatisfied by Mrs May’s withdrawal deal.
He said Remainers oppose the agreement “out of principle”, whereas Brexiteers “oppose the details” of the deal, viewing it as “too soft a deal”.
Mr Curtis said “it is not obvious where we go from here”, but he is certain that Boris Johnson will win the Tory leadership contest.
He said: “He is the best known face of the leave campaign and people trust him to deliver Brexit.
“Two thirds of Tory members are in favour of leaving without a deal and Boris hasn’t ruled that out – he’s popular.
He adds that not only is Boris promising to deliver Brexit, his popularity among Brexit party voters makes him look capable of winning a general election.