LBC host and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said he was frustrated at MPs who “say one thing and do another” as he reflected on the possibility of Sir Oliver Letwin’s amendment passing through Parliament on Monday night. The Brexiteer MEP insisted if power was removed from the Government and handed to MPs it would be more Brexit “chaos.” Mr Farage said: “If you think you have seen chaos so far in Parliament.
“If this Letwin amendment passes later, in my view you ain’t seen nothing yet.
“This is the same Sir Oliver Letwin that said this on BBC Newsnight a couple of years back.”
Mr Farage then played a voice clipping of Mr Letwin speaking on the show and can be heard saying: “We’re pretty clear actually on what the outlines are.
“We are leaving, we are leaving the single market, we are leaving the customs union, we are going to have control over our own migration.
“If you want that it implies you are leaving the single market, we are going to be able to negotiate our own free trade deals with the rest of the world.
“If you want that you have to leave the customs union, so that is all pretty clear.”
Mr Farage then broke into a rant and said: “That is very clear, Sir Oliver absolutely couldn’t be clearer.
“And then you got elected shortly after that on a manifesto that said much the same thing.
“And here you are tonight putting up a wrecking amendment that will render the Government impotent.
“You will also allow MPs to try for all sorts of options such as rejoining the customs union or the single market, revoking Article 50 or even pushing for a second referendum.
“And this is what gets me, it is the sheer dishonesty of these people that have said one thing and done another.
“Is this the week that Brexit was officially betrayed and you may think, no, Nigel, have a bit more patience, we have got till April 12.
“Or maybe like me you are beginning to lose your faith completely in our system of Government and political class.”
Parliament is currently preparing to vote on a series of amendments that could see Theresa May being stripped from her executive powers to decide on Brexit.
MPs could agree to hold a series of indicative votes on different outcomes and solutions to the Brexit impasse this week, most likely leading the UK towards a soft Brexit approach.
Oliver Lewin’s amendments would take power away from the Government and hand it to MPs.