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Faisal Islam, Sky News Journalist, Says Pro-Brexit MP Told Him 'Leave Campaign Don't Have A Plan'

'It sounds like I'm making that up. That literally happened two hours ago.'

26/06/2016 15:50 | Updated 27 June 2016

Sky News political editor Faisal Islam has been left speechless after claiming a Conservative pro-Brexit MP told him the Leave campaign "didn't have a plan" for Brexit and "number 10 should have had one".

Islam appeared stunned, and presenter Anna Botting didn't know what to say after Islam revealed Tory MP told him "there is no plan" after the UK voted to leave the European Union.

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"I said to him, so where's the plan? Can we see the Brexit plan now?" Islam told Botting, without naming the MP specifically.

He said the pro-Leave Tory replied: "There is no plan. The Leave campaign don't have a post-Brexit plan."

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Islam looked like he couldn't believe it.

"I said to him, so where's the plan? Can we see the Brexit plan now?" Islam told Botting, without naming the MP specifically.

He said the pro-Leave Tory replied: "There is no plan. The Leave campaign don't have a post-Brexit plan."

According to Islam, the MP then pointed toward the Houses of Parliament and said: "Number 10 should have had a plan".

"It sounds like I'm making that up. That literally happened two hours ago," Islam said, pausing in apparent disbelief.

"So - and I've said this before - the person with the most thought through plan, as evidenced by the past 48 hours, is, astonishingly, Nicola Sturgeon, the first minister of Scotland".

After another pause, presenter Botting replied: "I don't know what to say to that."

Guardian journalist Simon Ricketts tweeted a clip of the moment, saying "I love @faisalislam’s face during this. He can’t quite believe it."

Islam also tweeted the remarks from his account:

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