The Prime Minister is “delusional” to believe that there is any realistic chance to revise or to “reopen” the Withdrawal Agreement over the Northern Ireland backstop, despite repeated warnings by the EU that there was no chance of this taking place.
Richard Ashworth MEP for South East England reacting to the so called Graham Brady vote in Parliament on Tuesday 29 January said:
“All this does is more “kicking the can down the road”. Legislating against ‘no deal’ is like making rules that there will be no gravity if you fall out of a tree.”
“The Prime Minister going back to Brussels to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement is pure time wasting. The issue is the same today, as it was two years ago; either you are in the customs union (in which case there are no borders), or you are out of it (and you have borders, friction and all the associated costs and delays).”
“Leavers are still deluding themselves that you can have benefits of customs union, but not have to abide by the rules and can still make our own independent trade deals around the world. If EU won’t agree to that (why would it?), then, by definition, you have a ‘no deal’ Brexit on March 29th anyway”.