Things got awkward when two opposing Tory MPs met on air to discuss Theresa May
Two Conservative MPs were caught in a painfully awkward exchange on BBC News after being told by presenter Victoria Derbyshire: “I gather you two don’t necessarily want to talk to each other.”
Andrew Bridgen was explaining why he will vote against Theresa May in the no-confidence vote of Tory MPs when James Cleverly, a supporter of the Prime Minister, appeared on screen to speak next.
After Derbyshire addressed the pair’s awkward relationship, a long pause took hold before Mr Bridgen said: “I’ll go, that’s fine. Thank you.”
Mr Cleverly, who defended the Government’s Brexit deal in a Channel 4 debate on Sunday, was then asked what he made of “colleagues like Andrew Bridgen” who opposed it.
“I’ve known Andrew for many years, I like him a lot,” he said.
But he added that Mr Bridgen should not have submitted a letter of no confidence in the Prime Minister, saying it was a “big distraction” that he feared “might undermine the Brexit process completely”.