And MPs who seek to frustrate Brexit "just don't get it"by Alex Dean / January 25, 2017 / Leave a comment
“The predictions of David Cameron and George Osborne have all been dispatched.”
In an exclusive interview with Prospect, Bill Cash, Tory grandee and one of the country’s most prominent Brexit campaigners over the past several decades, argued that Theresa May is “emphatically” an improvement over her predecessor. During the referendum campaign, the MP for Stone publicly questioned Cameron’s leadership, accusing him of peddling “monumentally misleading propaganda.” Speaking to me in his stuffy Westminster office, he suggested that Cameron should “come back to the Commons and apologise.” He also revealed that he used to have “bust-ups” with his former leader. “At the end, I’m really not sure he had his wits about him,” Cash says, before hastily adding: “I don’t mean that literally.”
Cash has been a thorn in the side of successive governments over Britain’s EU membership since he entered the Commons in 1984, serving first as member of parliament for Stafford, then for Stone. As chairman of the House of Commons EU Scrutiny Committee, commanding great respect within the “Leave” camp, his comments are highly noteworthy.
Despite his vehement support for Brexit, he isn’t shy about calling out failings among “Leavers”: “I was pretty disenchanted with the Vote Leave campaign… I was literally appalled by the NHS argument on the bus… It was just the wrong thing to say for so many different reasons as a matter of principle—and in my opinion fact as well.”