Richard Tice, the leader of Reform UK, has criticised UK PM Rishi Sunak for his handling of Brexit, telling the Prime Minister to either “do it properly or don’t do it at all.”
Tice’s comments came as Sunak’s approval rating hit its lowest point yet amid widespread pessimism about the direction of the UK.
Speaking to GB News, Tice argued that Brexit was not fully completed, as Northern Ireland was still under the jurisdiction of the EU in terms of single market rules and the European Court of Justice.
He added that his party was now the only one “standing up for Brexit” and accused the Conservatives of not delivering on their promises.
Tice went on to criticise the government’s handling of border control, tax cuts, and regulations. He also accused civil servants of taking control of the Brexit process and delaying progress.
Tice slammed the Prime Minister, saying: “He’s got no conviction, no courage, and he’s not actually delivering on anything.”
Tice has also threatened to sue the Conservative Party for libel over what he calls malicious falsehoods about an alleged £400,000 bribe to a Tory MP to defect his party.
Meanwhile, Sunak promised to be “resolute” in defending Northern Ireland as negotiations continue with the EU over changes to the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Sunak indicated that any new deal would be put to a vote in the Commons, risking a showdown with Eurosceptics in the Conservative Party.