West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver today joined calls for the Prime Minister to sack the five Remoaner trade envoys who tried to de-rail the triggering of Brexit negotiations.
He welcomed the sacking of Remoaner Tory peer Lord Heseltine for refusing to back the government on Brexit and supporting the Lords’ amendment for a “meaningful” final vote to allow parliament to veto Leaving the EU at the end of the negotiations.
However, Labour MP Rushanara Ali voted against Article 50 in the Commons but remains a trade envoy for Bangladesh.
Labour peers Lord Hollick, envoy to Tanzania and Kenya, and Lord Richard Faulkner, envoy to Taiwan, who backed the wrecking “meaningful vote” amendment in the Lords also remain in post as do Lib Dem peers Baroness Northover, who is the envoy to Angola, and Baroness Bonham Carter, the envoy to Mexico.
Mr Carver said: “I fully endorse our leader Paul Nuttall in calling for the sacking of these five trade envoys.
“How can we have confidence in them representing Britain’s interests abroad when they have been so openly obstructive in the process of withdrawing from the European Union?
“We are told the Prime Minister feels “awkward” because they are a cross party group she inherited from David Cameron, but what’s best for the nation must come above personal sensitivities and Mrs May must ensure that officials representing the UK abroad respect the democratic will of the people.”