Ex-UKIP MEP Patrick O’Flynn told Theresa May to be “honest and just fly the EU circle of stars” after the Tory leader posted a video on Twitter to mark St George’s Day today. He tweeted: “May should be honest and just fly the EU circle of stars. She has chosen that above the democratic instructions of the British people, after all.”
His furious tweet comes after the Prime Minister posted to her 830,000 followers: “The St George’s Cross flies above Downing Street today to mark the feast day of England’s patron saint.
“My warmest wishes to all celebrating. #StGeorgesDay”
Mr O’Flynn, who know represents the Social Democratic Party, was not the only one to use Mrs May’s St George’s Day post to remind the Prime Minister that the UK still remains in the EU, despite Brexit Day originally planned for March 29.
One posted: “Would have preferred celebrating your resignation and our leaving the EU.”
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Another said: “Surprised you haven’t got the European Union flag flying.
“Parliament seem to want to keep us in the EU. I was hoping we would be out on March 29th.”
One added: “I’m surprised you haven’t got the EU flag up instead!”
Mrs May is set to chair a meeting of her top ministerial team as MPs return to Westminster following the Easter break.
The Prime Minister will convene her Cabinet on Tuesday morning while cross-party talks between the Government and the Labour Party will resume in a fresh bid to break the Brexit impasse.
But Mrs May is under pressure after it emerged she could face an unprecedented vote of confidence in her leadership after 70 local Conservative association chiefs signed a petition in support of a poll.
They called for an extraordinary general meeting of the National Conservative Convention to discuss the Prime Minister’s leadership of the party, the Daily Telegraph reported.
Mrs May has come under heavy criticism for her handling of the Brexit process, but survived a vote of confidence by her MPs in December.