Published On: Sat, Sep 7th, 2019

Brexit news: Brexit Party MEP Claire Fox warns of Boris Johnson EU exit betrayal | UK | News


Mr Johnson had vowed to take Britain out of the EU on October 31 “do or die”.

However Parliament has passed a law making this illegal without its consent.

As a result Mr Johnson could be forced to ask Brussels for another extension, or resign as Prime Minister.

Ms Fox claimed the Prime Minister could be planning to bring back an amended version of Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement, which Parliament rejected three times.

Speaking on BBC Newsnight about Mr Johnson she said: “The problem I’ve got with this is that in the background, more worryingly, he was also saying there is also Theresa May’s deal if only we could remove the backstop.

“That was a less heroic stance.

“It’s so opaque, so confusing, I feel like we’re being gamed and we’re meant to live in a democracy.”

Mr Johnson began as a fierce critic of Mrs May’s deal, voting against it twice in Parliament.

However when it was put before the House of Commons a third time he backed the agreement, warning Brexit could be stopped unless it went through.

After Parliament voted to block a no deal Brexit on October 31 Mr Johnson attempted to call a general election.

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“What I mean is they want Boris Johnson to succeed in pushing Leave through.

“Boris Johnson to his credit talked that talk.”

On Monday MPs voted to take control of the House of Commons order paper, allowing them to table legislation blocking a no deal exit.

This move was backed by 21 Tory rebels, who subsequently had the Conservative Party whip withdrawn.

They included Philip Hammond and Ken Clarke, both former Chancellors of the Exchequer.

The Brexit Party has suggested it could cooperate with the Conservatives in a General Election if Mr Johnson commits to a no deal exit.

On Twitter party leader Nigel Farage commented: “We are organised, we are funded and we are ready to go”.

“But if Boris Johnson goes for a clean break Brexit we would put country before party and win the election together.”

Separately he warned the Prime Minister he could be his “best friend or worst enemy” depending on what position he takes.

The bill blocking a no deal exit without Parliamentary approval is expected to get royal assent on Monday, turning it into law.



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