Mr Redwood said MPs had lost faith in Britain’s ability to govern itself and instead were clinging to the idea of the UK attaching itself to the EU forevermore. The 67-year-old summed up the behaviour of many lawmakers as “bizarre” as they continue to coil away from the offer to “take back control” and instead advocate for a semi-Brexit. Writing on Twitter, the MP for Wokingham said: “The puppet Parliament still dances on the EU strings. This time it is the crowning irony. It does so to stop us taking back control.”
Mr Redwood, a member of Leave Means Leave, pointed out the hypocrisy of many MPs who rally for causes close to their hearts and those of their constituents but when given a choice would rather see British money sent to Brussels than pumped into communities at home.
He said: “MPs queue up in debates to tell us EU laws and rules are best, and try to find ways of extending or protecting them.
“They have no faith in our collective ability to choose wise and good laws for ourselves.”
He added: “Their behaviour is worrying and bizarre.
“Why get yourself elected to a body designed to make laws and to influence government policy if you want our laws to be made across the Channel instead? Why draw a salary if you think you cannot improve on what the EU does?”
The former secretary of state for Wales said what united Conservative and Labour MPs who campaigned for either side in the June 2016 Brexit referendum was their commitment to honour the result.
But he said sadly, as time went by, many have “torn up their promises to the electors” and seem hellbent on backtracking on the public’s decision to opt out of the EU.
Mr Redwood went on to criticise the seven-month extension to Article 50 agreed by EU leaders and Mrs May last week in an emergency summit.
This amount of time would end up “damaging our democracy”, according to the Tory MP, and was “needless and unwanted”.
Last week, Mr Redwood claimed in an interview with Channel 4 that most of the public now want to see a no-deal Brexit because they believe it is the “least bad option”.
He has been an outspoken critic of Mrs May’s withdrawal agreement, saying it represents a “lock up in the EU white no more or voice for another 21 to 45 months”.