Tory MP Nigel Evans clashed with Sky News host Kay Burley after she attempted to compare a second referendum to MPs wanting a second vote on ousting Theresa May. The Brexiteer MP revealed that he and members of the 1922 committee would be looking into ways to get rid of Theresa May despite calling a vote of no confidence in December. He argued that a new prime minister would allow the UK to better move into the next Brexit stage.
Mr Evans began by saying: “Well a number of MPs have asked to look again at the rules.
“Two former chairs of the 1922 committee Archie Hamilton and Michael Spicer said it was within the realms of the 1922 committee ourselves to change those rules.
“So we will be discussing a number of options today but there is another option again which is that the Chair of the 1922 committee Sir Graham Brady will go and speak to Theresa May.
“He will have received a number of letters from MPs and he will be able to say to her Prime Minster we do now need a timetable, whether you get a deal or you don’t we need to know when you are going to leave Number 10.
Ms Burley then clarified that Mr Evans would be looking at other ways to force Theresa May out of power.
She then directed to conversation towards a second referendum and drew comparisons between MPs having another vote to get rid of Theresa May and another vote on Brexit.
Mr Evan’s replied: “I don’t compare a referendum of 35 million people where the British people were told that whatever you vote on we will deliver with what we are doing in within the Conservative party.
“Remember we have had four date changes to Brexit and now are embarking on fighting European elections.”
The Sky News host interrupted and reaffirmed the idea that Mr Evan’s wanted a second vote on a vote of no confidence but was against a second referendum.
When unsatisfied with the depth of his answer the news host snapped: “Yes or no is also fine.”
Mr Evans shot back: “No, it cannot be prepared to a referendum.
“No Kate, because David Cameron spent 9 million pounds on sending a leaflet to every household.
“In it, he said that whatever you decide we will deliver, that is completely different.”
With Brexit still seemingly in a standstill, the calls for a second referendum from Remainers has grown louder.
Brexiteers remain sceptical however that this will not solve the current Brexit problem or offer any resolution as Leave would be expected to win once again.
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