Theresa May remembers that she was one of the 48% who voted Remain

Written by David Singleton on 21 February 2019 in Diary

The PM has written to Anna Soubry, Sarah Wollaston and Heidi Allen.

Ever since she entered Downing Street, Theresa May has done her best to avoid drawing attention to the fact that over 16.1 million people voted against Brexit. And that she was one of them.

For the prime minister it is all about the 17.4 million who voted to leave the European Union.

“The people voted to leave,” May told the cheering, EU-hating Tory faithful in her 2018 party conference speech.

Since then she has repeated the phrase on a regular basis when pressed over Brexit in the House of Commons.

She has been far less keen to acknowledge that the people also voted to remain. Until now!

In a response to the three MPs who announced yesterday that they are leaving the Conservative party, the prime minister wrote:

“Like you, I was one of the 48% of people who voted to remain in the EU.”

And rather than stating that “the people voted to leave”, the prime minister told Anna Soubry, Sarah Wollaston and Heidi Allen that “the majority of people” voted to leave.

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