ARCH-BREXITEER and Ribble Valley Tory MP Nigel Evans has called on the Prime Minister to scrap her talks with Labour on the issue.

He spoke out after opposition Deputy Leader Tom Watson, described Labour as a 'remain and reform' party on the European Union..

Theresa May and selected government ministers have been meeting with senior Labour figures -including Mr Watson – since mid-April in an attempt to break the Brexit Parliamentary deadlock. He made the comment on BBC Radio 4 adding it would be difficult to enforce any Brexit agreement without a public vote.

Mr Evans said: “Following Mr Watson’s remarks about the Labour party being a ‘remain and reform’ party, how can they be privy to talks aimed at pushing Brexit over the line. Their aim is clearer than ever: they want to stop Brexit.

“We must not be the party to compromise on Brexit, I fear that we are reaching the point where the talks will inevitably lead to a betrayal of the largest democratic vote in British history.

"The public will neither forgive nor forget if we fail to leave the European Union."