Monday, 24 June, 2019

Brexit: Tusk says UK MEPs could sit for 'months or longer'

UK MPs may be forced to vote UK MPs may be forced to vote on Brexit without chance to reject all options
Patty Aguilar | 17 April, 2019, 10:45

A top European Union figure has said he fears Britain will waste its latest Brexit reprieve and "run down the clock" once again.

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday that no one should give up on the "dream" that the United Kingdom might reverse course on Brexit, and urged EU politicians not to push for a quick exit out of mere exhaustion.

He criticised MPs' decision to go off on holiday as soon as the six-month extension had been agreed.

"We must continue to deal with Brexit with an open mind and in a civilised manner", he said.

The UK will take part in May's European elections and British MEPs could sit for "months or even longer", European Council President Donald Tusk has said.

He said: "My fear is, is that instead of killing Brexit, the decision could risk killing Europe, at least (getting us) bogged down again for years, putting our energy in negotiations with British leaders like Mr Corbyn or Mr Johnson, who will in fact in their heart despise Europe".

"I never thought I would I say this in this parliament but maybe the only thing that can save us is Nigel Farage", said Verhofstadt implying that The Brexit Party would put pressure on the Tories and Labour to come to a Commons majority.

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Writing in the Observer on Sunday, Mr Blair and Mr Ahern said, "Following the Good Friday agreement, there were two referendums".

"They will be full members of the Parliament with all the rights and obligations".

"Therefore I also ask you to reject similar ideas if they were to be voiced in this House".

"There has to be access to European markets and above all there has to be a dynamic relationship to protect the conditions and rights that we've got for environment and consumer workplace rights", Corbyn said according to the Guardian.

"I would like to express my hope that any negative impact of the UK's withdrawal from the European Union will be minimized on Japanese corporations and on the world economy", Abe said.

Nigel Farage claimed his new Brexit Party would "sweep the board" at the elections on May 23. And I fear most of all that it will import the Brexit mess into the European Union.

Parliament is now in recess for Easter, but cross-party talks between the government and Labour are expected to continue today at an official level.

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