'EU will be DONE FOR' German politician calls for SECOND Brexit referendum

Remigio Civitarese
Ottobre 23, 2018

The programme, named after its host, comes after Mrs May announced her Brexit deal with the European Union is "95 percent done".

The most mind-boggling paradox about the impasse over the Northern Ireland backstop is that if it leads to a no-deal Brexit there would be nerve-wracking uncertainty about whether the 300-mile border between NI and the Republic would and could be kept open - which is precisely what the backstop is created to prevent.

Since then, Mrs May's proposal to extend the transition period has done little to calm anger among eurosceptics in the governing Conservative Party, who fear she is leading Britain into a deal that will make Britain a "vassal state" - unable ever to leave the EU.

He told them that, though they had been promised a "meaningful" vote on the eventual Brexit deal made with Brussels, the vote would be a take-it-or-leave-it option.

Anonymous MPs were quoted using violent imagery to describe how perilous her position was, comments that have sparked a backlash and calls for the perpetrators to be reprimanded.

Mr Raab suggested a transition extension could run for three months, but said the move would have to "solve" the Irish backstop issue.

To make the prime minister's week even more hard, she is facing the threat of rebellion from over 40 Conservative MPs if she does not bow to new demands over the backstop within the next 48 hours, the Times reports.

On that question, the PM told the Commons there remained an "impasse" between London and Brussels.

May's most recent attempt to break the deadlock - her suggestion that the United Kingdom could extend the transition period "for a few months" if the United Kingdom needed more time to solve the Irish border conundrum - was met with fury by Tory MPs, who accused May of unnecessarily delaying Brexit while preparing to hand over more money to the EU.

He said: "I don't even want to imagine a Europe without England, without Great Britain".

In essence, the backstop would help bridge any gap.

May has proposed that the whole of the United Kingdom should remain in the EU customs union.

"And Mr. Speaker there are some limited circumstances in which it could be argued than an extension to the implementation period might be preferable if we were certain it was only for a short time".

"But we won't sacrifice Northern Ireland, and we must have finality to any backstop - whether through a time-limit or a mechanism that enables the United Kingdom to leave, in case the European Union doesn't live up to its promise to get the future relationship in place swiftly". Currently, the transition period is due to close at the end of 2020.

So she was at pains to make clear that she would not countenance a scenario in which the United Kingdom could remain "indefinitely" in either an extended transition or backstop.

"Which is, how we guarantee that in the unlikely event our future relationship is not in place by the end of the implementation period, there is no return to a hard border in Northern Ireland and Ireland".

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