EUROPHILE Tory grandee Lord Patten was given a dressing down by whips – after saying he wants Boris Johnson to LOSE the next election.
He said: “For me the Conservatives, unless they change very radically, winning the next election would be a disaster for them and the rest of us.’
He also took a swipe at the Culture Secretary, saying: “Nadine Dorries and culture should not appear in the same sentence”.
Despite a rap from the Chief Whip, the Tory Peer has kept the whip – for now.
Last night it emerged ministers are to bring forward fresh plans to make British laws supreme and over-rule archaic EU ones – but the process won’t be complete until 2026.
Jacob Rees Mogg will tell MPs to pick and choose which of the 2,500 EU laws they want to keep – and which to ditch.
He wants to sunset as many as possible by 2026 – the ten-year anniversary of the historic Brexit vote. But that means at least another four years of bickering over them.
A new Brexit Freedoms Bill to make the most of our EU exit will be revealed before the summer.