Pro-Brexit British politicians have been quick to welcome Donald Tusk’s offer of a Canada++++ deal.
Nigel Farage tweeted that Theresa May should “bite his hand off”.
Please Mrs May, bite his hand off. https://t.co/1f9Lo6x8bX
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) October 4, 2018
Conservative MEP said it was a “welcome restatement” and that the government “must take” the offer.
— David C Bannerman (@DCBMEP) October 4, 2018
And Tory MP Bernard Jenkin tweeted “hooray!” and said that the deal should be done, though the EU would need to concede that “Irish border issue is resolvable via checks away from border”.
Hooray! Tusk/ERG agree on Canada+++! Prob with Chequers is it asks too much of EU: needs too many concessions/‘cherries’. But EU must concede that Irish border issue is resolvable via checks away from border, not via backstop which threatens to divide UK. @BrexitCentral https://t.co/NZwuUzkgW2
— Bernard Jenkin (@bernardjenkin) October 4, 2018
This will likely increase the pressure on Theresa May to chuck Chequers. What excuse has she got now?