Conservative backbench MP and deputy chairman of the European Research Group, Mark Francois has hit out at Diane Abbott during his latest interview with Sky News.
It would be fair to say that senior Labour MP and Shadow Home Secretary, Diane Abbott is not the smartest MPs in the Commons and har maths skills awful.
Abbott has had her fair few car crash interviews over the past few years, resulting in her receiving a reputation for being a tad silly.
Appearing on Sky News, Conservative MP, Mark Francois put forward that MPs must deliver Brexit and even took a dig at Mrs Abbott in the process!
Francois said: “People voted to leave the European Union. It was a choice in principle, did they want to remain or leave the EU. They voted very clearly to leave.
“With a majority of well over a million votes, even Diane Abbott knows that’s a big number.
WATCH | "Leave won by over a million votes – even Diane Abbott knows that's a big number!" 😂 Mark Francois on top form. The biggest democratic vote in our history MUST be delivered on!
— Leave.EU (@LeaveEUOfficial) January 8, 2019
“So, the British people decided to leave and we as parliamentarians one-way or another have to honour that decision.”
The TV host then asked if MPs really do have to honour the vote, to which the Brexiteer responded: “Well yes we do because that’s what the British people voted for”
It’s clear that some Labour supporters were not best pleased with his remarks though.
And 2%, the margin is very small. You forgot that bit.
— paul allam (@Paulallam44) January 8, 2019
Yes, and many who voted that way have now died of old age. 2 million young people who will be most effected by leaving the EU are now of age to vote – why not let them have a say?
— Ben R (@Chairmanbenr) January 8, 2019
Yesterday, Mrs Abbott gave a speech in the House of Commons boasting about her voting record against EU treaties.
Ms Abbott said: “We are committed to a jobs-first Brexit which will not harm our economy but I repeat, we want to honour the referendum vote.
“I would remind the House that I won’t take lectures from the Home Secretary on the inequity of the EU. I have an immaculate record of voting against all measures of further EU integration.”
“I remember very clearly voting against the vital clauses in the Maastricht Treaty. The reason I remember is because at that time both front benches were in support of the Maastricht Treaty. Those of us who wanted to vote against it had to stay up to the middle of the night to cast our vote.
“Don’t lecture this side on what is problematic about the EU. We campaigned in the referendum on remain and reform, and we do not resile from the point that there are aspects of the EU that needed reform.”
So does she support Brexit or is she against it? Who knows!