McGovern – Appointing Suella Fernandes to DExEU is yet another capitulation to the Brextremists

Suella Fernandes MP has today been appointed as Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Department for Exiting the EU. Suella Fernandes is a Chair of the European Research Group, a grouping of hard Brexit-supporting Conservative MPs. She is the second Chair of the ERG to be appointed the Department for Exiting the EU after Steve Baker MP.

Commenting, Alison McGovern MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

“This looks like yet another capitulation by the Prime Minister to the Brextremists in her party. Suella Fernandes is the second chair of the hard Brexit-supporting European Research Group to be appointed as a DExEU minister in the past seven months.

“During that time, five ministers have departed from the Brexit and Trade departments, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake.

“The Prime Minister needs to know that the answer is not to keep ceding yet more influence to the hard Brexit fanatics in her party, but to get a grip and reverse her decision to leave the Single Market and Customs Union.”