BREXIT voters were branded stupid by a Labour backbencher – who said “the better educated people” voted Remain.
Barry Sheerman sparked uproar by saying: “You can actually see the pattern, nearly all the university towns voted Remain.”
Getty – Contributor Labour MP Barry Sheerman sparked outrage with his comments saying that people who voted to remain were ‘better educated’
His remarks were branded “snobbery” by Tory MP Stuart Andrew.
They came in a TV debate about a letter sent by unis by Tory backbencher Chris Heaton Harris –asking for names of professors teaching courses involving Brexit.
Mr Sheerman tweeted that he was pleased his comments on the link “between Brexit support and lower education attainment has stimulated debate”.
Meanwhile, Brexit talks hit a fresh stalemate as the UK stalls on new discussions.
Sheerman was accused of calling people who voted Leave stupid Sheerman said that he was not calling Remain voters stupid, but did say there was a pattern Tory MP Stuart Andrew was no impressed and branded Sheerman’s remarks as ‘snobbery’
Our team fears that without a Brussels shift, “pointless” meetings would kill momentum from last week’s EU summit and Theresa May’s Florence speech.
The sides are deadlocked on the Brexit bill and if Euro judges get a say on EU citizens here.
The UK says a future trade deal must also be on the table.
A source said: “The issues haven’t changed. There are only so many times we can say the same thing.”
Brussels has offered two sets of talks before December. UK insiders insist we want the right agenda to “move forward”.
The more educated did critically appraise empty promises and saw through leave campaign rhetoric. Fact & truth. Thanks @BarrySheerman
— Gareth J Zammitt (@garethjamez) October 29, 2017
You’ve got to be a even thicker if you are in politics and insult the majority ?
— james whiting (@J_d_whiting) October 29, 2017
Educated in what? Certainly not life, hard work, or knowing when we are being ripped off by the Eu!!!
— Angie (@AngieCook171) October 29, 2017