PUBLISHED: 09:29, Fri, Nov 1, 2019 | UPDATED: 09:36, Fri, Nov 1, 2019
Liam Fox insisted the Conservative Party is the only actor on the British political stage capable of delivering Brexit. The UK was scheduled to leave the European Union on Thursday but Boris Johnson was forced to ask for a new extension to January 2020 after failing to secure the support of MPs for his withdrawal agreement. Dr Fox told the BBC's Today programme: "We will set out our view that if you want Brexit delivered, if you want the referendum honoured, the only sure way of doing that is a Conservative majority in the next Parliament."
But the former International Trade Secretary was quickly interrupted as BBC host Mishal Husain demanded he explained how voters can trust his party after letting them down three times before.
Ms Husain said: "We've had two Conservative Prime Ministers who’ve pledged to leave the European Union on specific dates and both of those turned out not to be true.
"Why should we believe the Conservatives this time on that point?"
As Dr Fox claimed the Tories would require a majority to be able to see Brexit through, but the BBC presented intervened to point out "Theresa May had a majority" when she came into power in 2016.
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Brexit news: Liam Fox was put on the spot over his party's pledge to take the UK out of the EU (Image: YOUTUBE/Patchwork Foundation•BBC)
Brexit news: Liam Fox insisted "only a Conservative majority" will see Brexit through (Image: BBC)
Ms Husain continued: "And you didn’t manage then to keep your allies on the side and also chucked out members of your own party. That’s how you ended up losing that majority.
"The withdrawal agreement was on its way through the