GINA MILLER was told to “suck it up” in an astonishing put down over the launch of her new campaign that could see Brexit blocked.
The campaigner, who won a Supreme Court case, which challenged the Government’s right to trigger Article 50, launched a fresh crusade demanding politicians have a full vote on EU negations.
The 51-year-old’s new anti-Brexit bid, campaign2018.org, uses the strapline “a good deal for Britain”.
But, as the businesswoman tried to defend the new policy, she was slapped down by talkRADIO host Paul Ross who told her “the Brexit ship has sailed”.
Ross explained: “I voted Remain, I was disappointed, but actually the Leavers had it so we’ve got to suck it up and get on with it Gina.”
Ms Miller hit back: “My new pop-up campaign is not talking about stopping Brexit, we’re saying that when the boat sails, it should have some life jackets on it.”
Before she could continue her point, Ross interrupted: “The Brexit ship has sailed, Gina it’s sailed, it’s gone, sunk like the Titanic.”
Forced on to the back foot, Ms Miller tried to deny she was trying to stop Britain’s divorce from the crumbling bloc.
“There needs to be a vote on the package by Parliament in 18 months time – that is not stopping Article 50,” she continued.
“More than anyone I’d like Article 50 to be triggered as soon as possible so Mrs May can show us her hand.”
In the group’s open letter signed by Ms Miller and Remain MPs including Nick Clegg, it says: “The Government has promised to deliver “a good deal for Britain” in negotiating Brexit.
“This outcome is by no means guaranteed. Although a vote has now been promised to Parliament on the emerging settlement of the negotiations, the government is only offering a choice between a deal that may prove unsatisfactory as a means of safeguarding our country’s future, or withdrawal from the EU with no agreed relationship at all.
The site has more than 7,000 supporters since its launch on Monday.
Earlier in the show, political commentator David Vance raged at Ms Miller for her new campaign – asking “what is she afraid of?”
“Why can’t she accept the settled will of the British people, what’s her problem with democracy?” he fumed.
Responding to critical comments, Ms Miller answered: “When I see things not working rightly and if other people aren’t going to step up.
“I think it’s up to everyone who can to step up and use their conscience and ask questions when things are not going as they should do.”