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Andrew Bridgen Confirms His Name On No-Deal Letter To Theresa May
30 March 2019, 12:32 | Updated: 30 March 2019, 19:03
Tory Brexiteer Andrew Bridgen confirms he signed letter to Prime Minister calling for her to back no-deal Brexit.
Matt Frei asked Andrew Bridgen whether his name was one of the signatures on a letter to Theresa May calling for her to back no-deal Brexit.
The Sun newspaper reports that 170 Brexit-backing Tory MPs and Ministers signed a letter that was delivered to Downing Street demanding that the UK leaves without a deal.
But after confirming that he did sign the letter, the Conservative Brexiteer said: "It's clear to me, and I think it's clear to most people in the country, whether you're a Leaver or Remainer that the European Union were never going to offer us a deal that is acceptable.
"To deliver on the mandate we've been given, to leave the EU, we have to leave without a deal," he said.
"If the deal is that bad that the Prime Minister has to resign over the deal she's negotiated, why would I want to vote for it?"
The Tory Brexiteer also said that he "doesn't see much of an alternative" to a general election to breaking the current Brexit deadlock.
"We have a Parliament which is completely out of step and disconnected from the sentiment of the country," he said.
"I want to deliver a proper Brexit, if the House of Commons we've got currently will not do that I don't see any solution in the medium term to having a general election.
"But we need to change the composition of the House of Commons."