Brexit the Movie: Tory MP says there is interest in making 'bombshell' film on EU withdrawal

A Tory MP has spoken about the possibility of a Brexit movie after interest from TV producers.

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A Tory MP has spoken about the possibility of a Brexit movie after interest from TV producers.

Mark Francois joined Dan Wootton on GB News to discuss the “bombshell movie that would dramatise” a book he has written.

Speaking to GB News he said: “Well, I've been in talks with a few TV producers and there has been some interest, I'm pleased to say.

Mark Francois joined Dan Wootton on GB News
Mark Francois joined Dan Wootton on GB News

“Look, Brexit, whatever view took, was arguably the biggest event in British politics since the Second World War.

“What the book does is, as it says on the tin, it's the inside story of the battle for Brexit. It explains in layman's English, the three year battle we had in Parliament and in the media to get delivered the decision, the democratically arrived at decision of the British people and there was immense resistance from the Remoaner element.

“It basically tells the story of how, in the end, 28 Tory MPs won through and helped delivered what the people had voted for.

Asked about the internal conflicts in Parliament at the time, Francois said: “When the public were looking in and they were seeing arguments about the Malthouse compromise and the Brady Amendment and the Cooper-Letwin Bill. And what was all this parliamentary gobbledygook about?

“What the book does is it basically explains all of that in layman's English. But I do think this was such an important event in British history, someone should make a movie about it.”

“Addressing the future of Brexit in the UK he said: “We left the European Union, we legally were out. But we're still arguing about things like the Northern Ireland protocol. It was never going to be just an overnight occurrence.”

Foreign Secretary James Cleverly is set for face to face talks with European Commission Vice President Maros Sefocovic in Brussels on Thursday as the UK and EU look to make progress in talks to resolve the logjam over Brexit’s Northern Ireland Protocol.

Mark Francois joined Dan Wootton on GB News to discuss the “bombshell movie that would dramatise” a book he has written.
Mark Francois joined Dan Wootton on GB News to discuss the “bombshell movie that would dramatise” a book he has written.

A spokesman for the European Commission said the meeting was part of the “ongoing engagement” between the senior politicians on the contentious trading arrangements that have created economic barriers on the movement of goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The UK government has vowed to secure changes to the protocol it agreed as part of the Withdrawal Agreement.

While it has expressed hope of reaching a negotiated settlement with Brussels, the Government is also progressing contentious legislation at Westminster that would empower ministers to unilaterally scrap the bulk of the arrangements without EU approval.

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