Julian Smith, the Conservative Party chief whip launched a furious attack on the cabinet over the way they have managed the Brexit process. Mr Smith claimed the discipline within the divided cabinet was “not as good as it should be” adding he was growing “frustrated”. The Conservative Party chief whip also claimed the Government should have been clearer about the consequences of the 2017 general election result and that it would “inevitably” lead to “a kind of softer type of Brexit”.
He told the BBC: “The thing that people forget is that the Conservative Party went to get a majority in order to deliver Brexit, failed to get a majority.
“The Government as a whole probably should have just been clear on the consequences of that.
“The Parliamentary arithmetic would mean that this would be inevitably a kind of softer type of Brexit.”
He added: “The EU are playing pretty hardball. I’m knackered dealing with colleagues 24/7.
Brexit news: Julian Smith launched a stinging attack on the cabinet (Image: BBC)
The worst example of ill-discipline in cabinet in British political history
“Frustrated with the fact that people don’t see the light as clearly as I do.
“As you’re aware, discipline is not as good as it should be. This is, I think, the worst example of ill-discipline in cabinet in British political history.”
The revealing interview with Laura Kuenssberg will air on Monday evening as MPs prepare to hold further indicative votes to find a solution to the Brexit stalemate.
Responding to the interview,