TORY MP Peter Bone skewered Remainers over Brexit saying they were trying to play the “long game” and keep Britain within the European Union.
The eurosceptic Conservative conceded Remain voters were “running a very good campaign” and the UK could stay in the European Union.
But he said he would fight to make sure the British public’s decision was carried out and Britain quits the Brussels bloc in March 2019.
Speaking on LBC, Mr Bone criticised Labour MPs and some Tories for siding against Brexit.
But he remained complimentary of Ken Clarke, the longest-serving member of the House of Commons, who he said had sacrificed the leadership of the Tory party by supporting the union over so many years.
Mr Bone, a longstanding Brexiteer, said: “Ken has been completely and always very principled on this. It probably cost him the leadership of the Conservative party in the past.
“He’s always believed we should be in the European Union and he’s doing the best he can, as are many Remainers, to keep us in.
“Actually they’re running a very good campaign and one of the things that could happen of course is we could finish up staying in the EU.
“They’re playing the long game, they’re trying to kick everything down the road and hopefully they think ‘if we keep this going and have another election, we might have a different government’.
“What we have to do, and Mrs May has made it quite clear, we are coming out no later than March 29, 2019, parliament’s voted for that and that’s what’s going to happen. Whether there’s a deal or not.
“We had a referendum and parliament delegated, to the British people, this decision and that’s why it needs to be implemented.
“Unfortunately there are many Labour MPs, of course not all of them, many Labour MPs and some Conservatives who don’t accept that and are trying to undo the referendum.”
Theresa May has agreed with Michel Barnier and Jean-Claude Juncker that Brexit efforts should “accelerate” following crunch talks in Brussels.
Joined by Brexit Secretary David Davis, the Prime Minister had dinner with the Commission president and EU chief negotiator this evening in the hope of ending a stalemate over the UK’s Brexit divorce settlement.
It came days after Mr Barnier said the negotiations were deadlocked over the size of the UK’s payments.
A statement released after this evening’s dinner on behalf of both parties said the meeting had seen a “broad, constructive exchange” and agreement the pace of negotiations should increase in the coming months.