Lee Anderson tells Ursula von der Leyen to ‘shut up’ in heated Brexit row

She said “the direction of travel” was clear and Britain could be on a path to “fix” the mistake of Brexit.

“First of all, thank God, with the Windsor agreement, we had a new beginning for old friends. Very important,” Mrs von der Leyen said at the Politico event.

“And then I must say, I keep telling my children, you have to fix it. We goofed it up. You have to fix it. So I think here, too, the direction of travel, my personal opinion is clear.”

Mr Anderson, the deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, hit back and told GB News: “So the generation that fixed the problems in Europe was my grandad’s generation.

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“He put a British Army uniform on… he went to fight the Nazis, he went all across North Africa, through Sicily, through Italy, seen some horrible things. That was the generation that fixed the problems in Europe. She needs to shut up.”

And when asked whether he believed the UK would rejoin the EU in his lifetime, he said he “hoped not”, saying that if we did he would be “moving to Orkney isles”.

Yesterday, the Prime Minister’s spokesman said Mr Sunak did not agree with Mrs von der Leyen that future generations would have to fix Brexit.

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“It’s through our Brexit freedoms that we are, right now, considering how to further strengthen our migration system,” he said.

“It is through our Brexit freedoms we are ensuring patients in the UK can get access to medicines faster, that there is improved animal welfare.

“That is very much what we are focused on.”

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