These Tory MPs want to jail people who undermine the UK in Brexit negotiations and everyone is making the same point

Louis Staples
Monday 21 October 2019 12:15
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Over the course of the Brexit debate, there’s been lots of inflammatory rhetoric.

“Surrender”, “traitors” and “enemies of the people” – we’ve really heard it all.

Now, though, things have reportedly been taken to a new level by a group of Tory MPs.

Brexiteers from the European Research Group – the Eurosceptic wing of the Tory Party – have reportedly drawn up a new law that would punish any British citizen who undermines government negotiations with jail time.

The Mail on Sunday reports the backbench push comes in the wake of angry claims by Boris Johnson's No 10 officials that anti-Brexit members of parliament had worked with EU countries to wreck the UK's exit negotiations.

Of course, though, people were a bit puzzled by the plans online.

Not least because Brexiteers have certainly undermined the UK’s negotiating strategies lots of times over the last couple of years.

Remember when Daniel Kawczynski wrote a letter to the Polish government to ask them to veto an extension request made by then-prime minister Theresa May?

Then there was that time that Priti Patel was forced to resign for conducting secret meetings with the Israeli government which contradicted official government foreign policy.

Oh, and the umpteen times Boris Johnson, from the back benches, made public statements which undermined his predecessor’s negotiating positions.

On Twitter, people weren't convinced by the plans.

As ever, it's back to the drawing board.

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