The heated row began when ITV guest and Brexiteer MP Nadine Dorries said her constituents are calling for her to vote for the controversial Brexit deal, rather than support a no deal Brexit. The MP for Mid Bedfordshire told ITV’s Good Morning Britain: “They are saying to me, ‘vote for this deal so we can have some certainty’. Families, workers, businesses – everybody just wants us to get on with this and vote.” But Mr Farage fired back and said: “Yes but fewer than one in five in the country want this deal.”
Ms Dorries insisted Britain needs a new negotiating team for the next stage of Brexit talks as she outlined her support for Theresa May’s controversial Brexit deal.
She warned: “If this deal does not go through I think there is a strong danger that we could end up in a snap general election and possibly with Theresa May leading it.
“I think that is something that has changed in the last week and I think my colleagues need to get behind this today.”
The heated exchange intensified when former Labour Party MP Chuka Umunna launched a furious attack on prominent Brexiteers for creating a political “mess” in Britain.
Mr Umunna said: “The reason that we are in this mess – it is something for Nigel to talk about betrayal is that the architects of this chaos, the ones who campaigned for us to leave the European Union in the first place, we, in Parliament, have been trying to square the fantasy and mythical promises that they were making about what voting to Leave would mean for the UK and it has proved impossible to deliver.”
He added: “If you look at the big problems we have got in this country, in my constituency we have got too many young people stabbing and killing each other. We have some of the most extreme social problems in the country. This vote, so far, has done absolutely nothing.”
A huge row then erupted between the panel and ITV host Kate Garraway was forced to intervene and ask the pair to stop shouting over each other.
An infuriated Mr Farage then fired back at the Remainer Independent MP. He blasted: “Let’s get it over with. Let’s leave and then we can get on with it. It’s very easy. what we promised on our side of the argument was independence.
“We wanted to become an independent state and not having our laws made in Brussels, having our own courts and controlling our own borders. That is not hard to deliver.”
Ms Dorries told the prominent Brexit campaigner Theresa May’s Brexit deal is only way in which Britain can regain control of its laws.
But Mr Farage hit back once again and said: “That’s the problem. It doesn’t allow us to do those things. Let’s get out and leave the European Union.
“I agree with you – huge social problems in this country, huge educational problems in this country. Let’s get this done with, get it over the line, leave on WTO rules and we are free.”
MPs are set to vote on part of the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal on Friday but chances it will pass are slim with the DUP, which props up Mrs May’s Government, set to vote it down.
The Prime Minister will urge the Commons to back her Withdrawal Agreement, which covers payment of the £39 billion to the EU, the Northern Ireland backstop and citizens’ rights.
Defeat would see Britain leave the EU on April 12 with no deal.