CONSERVATIVE Brexiteer Peter Bone has ridiculed Theresa May's decision to postpone the Brexit vote in the Commons tomorrow afternoon as "nonsense" - but he added that it could push Britain closer to a "clean Brexit".
Brexiteer MP Peter Bone has mocked Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to delay the Brexit vote tomorrow. He has insisted that the delay "will not change anything" - and added that it could even push the country closer to leaving the EU without a deal. Westminister and Brussels were stunned today after Mrs May appeared to U-turn on her planned Commons vote, which was widely expected to defeated.
Before Mrs May delayed the vote, she was expected to face an overwhelming defeat in the Commons, which would have plunged her beleaguered Government into crisis.
Peter Bone has argued that the delay "changes nothing" and Mrs May's proposal will be voted down eventually.
He told Sky News: "It’s extraordinary. After four days of full debate, to postpone the vote it’s nonsense really. What will be added by postponing the vote?
"I thought the whole point was that this deal cannot be altered, which we have also heard from both the Prime Minister and the EU."
"That is unless what we were being told before wasn't actually true. In the end, putting off the vote doesn’t change anything.
"When it is put on, it will be defeated. This vote was meant to crystallise things. It was either this deal or we move onto something else.
"I suppose it gets us a bit nearer to a clean, global Brexit, which means coming out without a trading agreement with the EU."