James Cleverly has said that he ‘doesn’t give a shit about Brexit’ at the Tories annual conference last night.
Cleverly, Deputy Chairman of the Conservatives, made the comment at a speech at a fringe meeting of the ‘Tory Reform Group’ at midnight last night.
Westmonster’s Steven Edginton was at the event and asked Cleverly, who voted to leave, to expand upon his comment.
The Tory MP responded: “We are going to leave the EU that is the result. We are going to repatriate our laws, that’s the result. We are going to repatriate immigration powers, that’s the result. We are going to give people back the chance to reject Government.
“It’s about the result, not the process.”
Last night Deputy Chairman of the Tories @JamesCleverly told the TRG he "doesn't give a shit about Brexit". @Tim_R_Dawson and I asked him how he could say that when millions of Tory voters believe so strongly in it. Watch his response…
— Steven Edginton (@StevenEdginton) October 3, 2018
I am totally committed to delivering Brexit, as you know, but I’m driven by what happens after rather than the process. Proper control of country, economy, and laws. Process rows are counterproductive.
— James Cleverly (@JamesCleverly) October 3, 2018
When pushed by writer and columnist Tim Dawson who was also at the event, Cleverly replied: “I’m not obsessed about the process, I’m focused on the result.”
The TRG’s James Baker then attempted to stop Cleverly from being asked questions about his comments, at which point Cleverly said that he was happy to continue being interviewed.
17.4 million people voted to Leave, the Conservatives should care about Brexit.