By John Brindley
A leading Brexit campaigner in the historic 2016 referendum says she ‘knew from the moment Theresa May became Prime Minister we would not be allowed to leave the European Union’.
Caroline Stephens, campaign manager for Leave EU, said the way May was shoe horned into place to replace David Cameron was her first indication Brexit wasn’t on the Conservative Government’s agenda.
“The leadership battle was stage-managed,” she claimed. “Theresa May wasn’t treated in the same way as other candidates such as Andrea Leadsom who was set up to fail.
“She wasn’t asked any difficult questions but 'cottonwooled'' into the job.”
Stephens said her inkling was confirmed the following month when the Government turned down an offer from New Zealand to provide 200 trade negotiators to help the UK make trade deals.
“What has followed in the two years has been a slow car crash,” she said.
“Only a year ago I received a message from an MP that Brexit was not being planned for.
“We were taken into the EEC unlawfully and all parliament had to do was repeal the European Communities Act 1972.
“Whilst people’s attentions are being diverted by kitchen sink soap dramas, our eyes are being taken off the ball.
“There is not a chance that a political party with their own manifesto – as opposed to what the people want – will be able to save the day.
“Manifestos are not binding and neither are the result of referendums!”
With the Brexit debate now in full swing in the House of Commons, she is also predicting further important betrayals of the 51.8 per cent who voted Leave in the next few days.
“There is a further meeting to discuss the UN Migration Pact which we have already signed up to. This will allow people to migrate where they want and it will soon become illegal to even bring up the subject of immigration.
“Then a few days later we will be handing over our military to Brussels.
“They made a huge mistake allowing some of our troops to be photographed in Bosnia with EU labels on their uniforms. That has alerted more people to what is happening.
“We are becoming a banana republic.”
Stephens adds that she has ‘no idea’ what the final outcome of the Brexit drama will be but claims it is ‘puerile’ to think the possible departure of Theresa May as Prime Minister would lead to any positive changes.
“The people who are doing this to us are essentially the one per cent and that includes all our MPs.”
“The BBC and the other TV stations are wheeling out all sorts of ‘experts’ to argue against Brexit including Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, whom a lot of people don’t realise is the wife of Nick Clegg.
“I feel that it is like a slow car crash that none of us can stop.”
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