AN MP says the government's actions over Brexit have left the country "with a bitter taste of betrayal".

In a statement, Priti Patel, MP for Witham, also accused Theresa May and the EU of riding "roughshod" over the wishes of those who voted Leave.

She also said she cannot support the Prime Minister's draft withdrawal agreement and she will be voting against it.

In the statement, she said: "Back in December last year when the backstop was first agreed the government set a strategy which led to the Chequers proposals and then to the withdrawal agreement being negotiated. "Despite being forewarned of the grave misgivings held across the country the government continued to pursue this strategy.

"The collective actions of the government has left the country with the bitter taste of betrayal.

"The British people voted in 2016 for the UK to take back control of our borders, money and laws. They chose a bright future as a free, independent and sovereign country.

"But this agreement lets the EU carrying on controlling our borders, money and laws for many years to come.

"Our destiny will not be in our hands and the EU will be the authors of our future. No self-respecting nation would accept the terms of this withdrawal agreement."

It is unclear whether Ms Patel has joined several other Tory MPs in submitting a letter of no confidence in the PM.