Published On: Wed, Aug 14th, 2019

Brexit news: Brexiteer ‘deeply demoralised’ before warning to Speaker | UK | News

has vowed to pull the UK out of the EU with or without a deal by the end of October this year. But, Speaker, John Bercow, who has repeatedly given opportunities to pro-EU MPs in the Commons to frustrate the process, has warned he “will fight with every breath in my body” to stop any attempt by the Prime Minister to suspend Parliament in order to deliver Brexit on October 31. The Prime Minister has so far refused to rule out the suspension of Parliament to force through a no deal exit.

Speaking on talkRADIO, Mr Kawczynski said: “I think the mood among the electorate is changing very very rapidly.

“They realise the Northern Ireland backstop is unacceptable, it simply will not pass through the House of Commons.

“The European Union is saying they are not interested in renegotiating that backstop, so the only pragmatic alternative is for us to pull out with a managed no deal basis.

“I have to say I for one am deeply demoralised at the impact the Brexit gridlock and paralysis is having on our country reputation internationally. I very much hope John Bercow will bare that in mind before he tries to allow this gridlock to continue.”

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He added: “I fear I have the most profound worries about what will happen to my party under circumstances.

“The electorate is not particularly interested that we only have a majority of one, with the DUP. They are interested, and they expect what they voted for to be delivered.

“I think they will punish severely any political party which is in office which does not deliver.

“We have already had the previous Prime Minister saying we would be leaving on March 29. If we now don’t pull out on October 31, I really fear for the future of my party.”

Mr Bercow told an audience at the Edinburgh Fringe festival that he “strongly” believes the House of Commons “must have its way”.

The Prime Minister’s special adviser Dominic Cummings had suggested Parliament had left it too late to block no deal.

But, former chancellor Philip Hammond has warned a no deal Brexit would be a “betrayal” of what Brits voted for in the 2016 EU referendum.

Mr Hammond also hit out at “those who are pulling the strings in Downing Street, those who are setting the strategy”.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, he said: “Boris Johnson has told me privately, and he’s told the country publicly, that he is determined to get a deal, and confident that he can get one. But I fear there are other people around him whose agenda is different.”

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