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16th Nov 2018

WATCH: Devastated Brexit voter breaks down on radio phone-in

Paul Moore


“What have I done to my country? I’m so sorry.”

Thursday was a day of chaos for Theresa May’s government, with a number of Cabinet ministers resigning in protest of the Prime Minister’s draft Brexit agreement.

In this context it was no surprise when Jacob Rees-Mogg sent a letter of no confidence in Theresa May’s leadership to the “1922 committee”, after threatening the prime minister with a coup in the House of Commons.

A total of 15 percent of the Conservative Party’s members of parliament must write a no confidence letter to the chairman of the committee to trigger a Tory leadership contest. Should a confidence vote be called, all serving MPs for the Conservative Party will be able to cast a vote either for or against May.

All of this means that a Tory leadership contest could well be on the horizon, something which – if Theresa May is ousted – could potentially vault Britain into its second snap election in 18 months.

On this note, James O’Brien’s show on LBC aired a telling moment when a Leave voter broke down and cried on air after stating that he was wrong to back Brexit.

The man, named Bill, has been a previous caller to O’Brien’s show but this conversation had a very different message.

As you can see below, after stating that he voted to leave the European Union, Bill begs for forgiveness and sobbingly asks: “What have I done to my country? I’m so sorry.”

At this point O’Brien interjects and says: “There’s 17.4 million people. You can’t take all the blame on your own shoulders. Look at the effort. These people (Leave financiers) are billionaires. They own The Ritz, they own the Daily Telegraph. They wouldn’t have spent all that money and put all that effort into trying to persuade you to act against your own interests if they didn’t think it was plausible. I’m not going to let you blame yourself, Bill. No.”

O’Brien continued: “Blame them, Bill, blame them. Do not blame yourself. Don’t be sorry, be angry. And if you’re not angry yet, I’ll be angry on your behalf. That right there is why I’ve been doing what I’ve been doing for the last two and a half years.”

Here’s the footage in full.