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Esther Rantzen: How I stop Brexit ‘civil wars’ breaking out among family and friends
Brexit - or “the B word” - is a topic which is banned when friends and family visit Esther Rantzen at her home.
She tells Chopper’s Brexit Podcast that Brexit "civil wars" are breaking out "in bathrooms, sitting rooms and pubs" across the UK and she orders visitors to her home to leave their views on Brexit at the door. But she is happy to discuss it for this week’s podcast with Christopher Hope in the Red Lion pub ahead of this weekend’s 250,000-strong march for a “People’s Vote” in London.
Dame Esther – who voted Remain – says Britons voted to leave because the country is surrounded by water; and she says it is “shocking and stupid” why Britons appear to love pets more than old people.
Also on the podcast: Remain-supporting Tory MP Anna Soubry on the importance of a second Brexit vote, Conservative MP Simon Clarke on why he won’t accept the Prime Minister’s Chequers proposal, DUP MP Sammy Wilson on being hailed a hero by Eurosceptic Tory MPs and former head of the Civil Service, Lord Kerslake on why civil servants are unfairly criticised on Brexit - plus The Telegraph’s Senior Political Correspondent Kate McCann tells the podcast, for the last time, what the hell is going on in the world of Brex-minster.
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