EUROPEAN COMMISSION PRESIDENT, JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER, SAT IN SILENCE AS BREXITEER MEP, PATRICK O’FLYNN CONFRONTED HIM OVER PLANS TO KEEP THE UK ‘LOCKED IN THE EU’.
Mrs May’s request for a Brexit delay up until the 30th June has been met with a response from Donald Tusk who would like to see a far longer extension.
UKIP MEP, Patrick O’Flynn claimed in the European Parliament that the EU is attempting to ‘lock’ the UK in.
An EU source has stated that Mr Tusk would like to delay Brexit until March 2020: “The only reasonable way out would be a long but flexible extension. I would call it a ‘flextension’.
“How would it work in practice? We could give the UK a year-long extension, automatically terminated once the Withdrawal Agreement has been accepted and ratified by the House of Commons.”
Mr O’Flynn silenced Juncker in the European Parliament and warned that if the EU succeeds in ‘locking’ the UK in as a member, they will VETO and block everything they can in response.
Flynn said: “More British people want to leave the EU with no deal next Friday, than remain. Once you’ve asked these questions, then you should look ahead. You should imagine how Mrs May’s successor would seek to rebuild shattered Tory support before the next election if we had not left.
“He or she would be leading a party which potential support is overwhelmingly formed of leave voters.
“The answer is obvious, the successor would seek the rebuild support by making your lives a misery. Through VETOs and political sabotage and rejecting every proposed development of your project.
“Reject an extension, resolve that Brexit will happen on WTO terms next Friday and then negotiate constructively to tie up the loose ends.
“Do this, and we can still be your best customer. But lock us in and we will be your worst nightmare.”
The Prime Minister is committed to resigning as Conservative party leader before the next general election and made it clear last month that she will step down once the UK leaves the EU with her Withdrawal Agreement.
Jacob Rees-Mogg has already confirmed he will not be taking part in a leadership election.
Who would you like to see as the next Prime Minister? One thing nearly everyone can agree on is that whoever it is, they have to be a Brexiteer.
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