Former Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, John Longworth, has accused Brexit MPs of representing a “fifth column” in Britain who are working with the European Union to undermine the British national interest.
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Speaking to Iain Dale on LBC, Longworth said: “In a negotiation of course all sorts of tactics are going to be employed.
“The truth of the matter is the European Union is not on our side in these negotiations, it would be foolish to think that they are.
“EU propaganda department will use whatever rhetoric they feel appropriate to try to cause divisions within the UK and undermine our negotiating position in favour of the EU.
“And of course the fact that they can reach out to a fifth column of which (Labour MP) Ben Bradshaw is one.”
LISTEN: John Longworth tells LBC anti-Brexit MPs are part of a "fifth column" trying to undermine the UK's interests https://t.co/ID6RX4gZq0
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He went on: “In another age it would have been considered treachery to actually talk to the other side about our position and undermine Britain’s interests.”
It is certainly true that some politicians seem to remain focused on blocking Brexit altogether rather than doing what they can to help make it a success. It reflects seriously badly on them.