Remoaners have been blasted for refusing to accept the EU referendum
Melanie Phillips, a Times columnist, claimed some people are still refusing to accept the Brexit vote just days before the Prime Minister is due to trigger Article 50 and formally begin Britain’s EU exit.
Speaking on a Question Time Brexit special, Ms Phillips said: “We are in a parliamentary democracy – that is our system.
There is no hard Brexit and soft Brexit – there is simply Brexit!
“We had a referendum on the constitutional issue on whether or not Britain should leave the EU.
“We voted out – our system means we intrust the Government to negotiate and parliament will rightly have a say on the final negotiation.
“So much of this argument is a covert way of Remainers trying to overturn the will of the British people.”
Ms Phillips' attack on Remoaners was applauded by the Birmingham audience
Her comments were met with rapturous applause from the Birmingham audience, who had heard Remoaner panelists including Nick Clegg and Alex Salmond deliver extremely gloomy forecasts for Britain’s future outside the EU.
She continued: “It sounds very seductive – ‘let’s bridge the gap between Remainers and Brexiteers’… if I hear these terms ‘hard Brexit’ and ‘soft Brexit’ I shall throw up!
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“There is no hard Brexit and soft Brexit – there is simply Brexit!”
Ms Phillips’ comments came after a wide-ranging debate about Britain’s future outside the EU.
Brexit Secretary David Davis was also on the programme
Also appearing on the programme was David Davis, who tried to alleviate fears about a shortage of migrant workers for British industry amid fears that Britain’s EU exit could prompt difficulties for those dependent on workers from overseas.
However, he reiterated the Tory pledge to reduce net migration to the tens of thousands as part of a “sustainable” policy.
Mr Davis said: "The first issue here is to bring this back under the control of the UK Government, the UK Parliament.
"I don't think most people oppose migration, I think most people are in favour of migration so long as it's managed. The point is, it will need to be managed."