McFadden – Institute for Free Trade launch shows May’s weakness

Commenting on the launch this evening of the Institute for Free Trade at an event in the Foreign Office hosted by Boris Johnson and Liam Fox, Pat McFadden MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said: 

“Any Prime Minister with an ounce of strength would not permit her Cabinet colleagues to launch think tanks undermining the Government’s policy, let alone in a Government building. But this just shows how weak Theresa May’s position has become.

“The Florence truce has not lasted long. Ideology over Europe has divided them before and it’s doing so today.

“But the key point is that this is not a game. The country’s future is at stake. And the economic interests of the country must come before the nationalist ideology to which too many Ministers subscribe.”