Tory MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan said Anna Soubry’s comments were “disappointing”, especially being from a member of her own party.
Speaking on BBC Week in Westminster, Ms Trevelyan said: “I always think it’s disappointing when colleagues of any political colour but particularly when they are on your own side sort of fall into the lowest common denominator counter conversation.”
But the Brexiteer said she is “fond” of Ms Soubry and the pair remain closely aligned on many issues other than Brexit.
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She said: “For anyone who’s a Europhile, it’s sad to hear her want to chuck me out of the party. I hope that she doesn’t perhaps mean it to the bottom of her heart.”
Ms Trevelyan also took the opportunity to announce that Brexit means leaving the customs union. She said: “I think it’s clear to all of us who fought for Brexit is that we will be coming out of the customs union, regaining control of our borders, regaining control of our laws and being able to move forward as a sovereign state looking outwards globally once again.”
Ms Trevelyan said she was unfazed by Philip Hammond but insisted he should be a more “forthright” on the matter.
Later on the show, former business minister Anna Soubry refused to apologise for calling on Theresa May to “sling out” Tory Eurosceptics.
Ms Soubry accused Brexiteer colleagues of putting their own ideology ahead of that of the Conservative party.
She said: “Let's be very honest about this, mainly this is a group of people who will always put their own ideology first and foremost – bigger than any leader, bigger than any party – and they are determined they are going to get their own way.
“Perhaps for the first time ever in the Conservative Party people are equally determined that they are not going to get their own way.
"I am prepared to compromise – they are not – and we are fed up.”