Prominent Brexiteers Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg have both spoke out against Theresa May’s Brexit plan that will seemingly keep the UK locked into the EU Customs Union, describing it as a potential “surrender” and questioning if the government are abandoning independence completely. Things are getting ugly.
Writing for The Sun, Boris pointed out that: “Even after we leave – according to this so called deal – we will remain in a nonsensical ‘implementation period’ in which we will be effectively non-voting members of the EU.
“For the first time in a thousand years we will have to accept foreign made laws – with no power to change or make those laws.
“We will be a vassal state – a colony – for at least 18 months, and probably more.”
On Twitter Boris followed up by saying: “Brexit was meant to be about taking back control. Under this plan – we surrender control to Brussels.
Brexit was meant to be about taking back control. Under this plan – we surrender control to Brussels. If we accept this appalling deal, we must realise it is forever – not just for Christmas.https://t.co/7ziGjnmhc2
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) November 5, 2018
“If we accept this appalling deal, we must realise it is forever – not just for Christmas.”
Mogg isn’t amused either meanwhile, tweeting: “Is the government about to abandon Brexit?”
Is the Government about to abandon Brexit?https://t.co/MbyU809As8
— Jacob Rees-Mogg (@Jacob_Rees_Mogg) November 5, 2018
Are Tory Brexiteers really going to stand by and watch this ‘Brexit in name only’ voted through, possibly on the back of Labour support?