27 March 2019
Andrew Bridgen: Article 50 extension has cost PM the trust of the people

Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions, Andrew Bridgen tells the PM that by seeking an extension to article 50, she has lost the trust of the people of North West Leicestershire.

Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire) (Con)

Q2. North West Leicestershire voted overwhelmingly to leave the European Union and for the past two years the Prime Minister has told my constituents on over 100 occasions that we will be leaving on 29 March 2019 with or without a withdrawal agreement. At the last minute, she begs our EU masters for an extension to article 50, delaying our departure. Does my right hon. Friend realise that the good people of North West Leicestershire will forgive her for this? They are good people, but they are not stupid people, and they will never trust the Prime Minister again. [910058]

The Prime Minister

I hope the message my hon. Friend takes back to his constituents is a very simple one: we can indeed guarantee delivering on Brexit; we can guarantee delivering on Brexit if this week he and others in this House support the deal.