Conservative MP Andrea Jenkyns snapped at Liberal Democrat peer Susan Kramer during a heated debate over a second Brexit vote. Ms Jenkyns, who has been critical of the Prime Minister’s withdrawal agreement, branded the Lib Dem politician a “democracy denier” for backing a second referendum. Ms Kramer told LBC: “I think the Remain vote is out there, it is very large. I think still many people who are Remain are clinging on voting Labour and are now beginning to understand that is a party trying to negotiate Brexit, not to Remain in.
“There are still many Tories who find it very hard to step away from the Conservative Party, even though they are fundamentally Remain.
“I think trying to narrow this down gets you to the argument that what you actually need is a clear vote on this issue.”
Ms Jenkyns replied criticising the Lib Dem peer, saying: “This is the reason, I am afraid, with attitudes like this why we have such distrust of politicians in the country.
“You are a democracy denier. It appears like you only believe in democracy if you like the result.
“You wouldn’t try to overturn the result if the result had been Remain.”
The Baroness argued back suggesting the British people did not have the “full facts” when voting in the 2016 referendum, to which Ms Jenkyns was heard groaning.
The Tory MP snapped: “So sanctimonious. You are making out that you know better than the public.”
The Baroness continued insisting she did “not have the full facts” in front of her before the historic Brexit vote, adding: “Neither did anybody sitting in this room or listening because we have learnt so much since”.
As the pair began interrupting each other, LBC host Iain Dale was forced to intervene as he shouted: “hang on, hang on.”
It comes as the Prime Minister has launched a last-ditch effort to try to get her Brexit withdrawal agreement through the House of Commons, with the plan already having been defeated by MPs on three seperate occasions.
Mrs May will bring the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB), which implements the departure terms, to parliament for a vote in the week beginning June 3 just as US President Donald Trump begins a state visit to Britain.
Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has claimed if the Prime Minster’s deal is rejected again, then the “Barnier deal is dead.”
He told the Lords EU Committee: “I think if the House of Commons does not approve the WAB, then the Barnier deal is dead, in that form.
“I think the House will have to then address a much more fundamental question between whether it will pursue and communicate on a no deal option. Or whether it will revoke.
“I think what has characterised the discussion on this has been an unwillingness within the House of Commons, to make a final decision between whether it is a deal, no deal, or we revoke. Those are the three options, the Prime Minister has said it many times.”