The President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, has outrageously claimed that the “majority” of Brits want to remain in the European Union – and that Brexit should serve as a “deterrent” to other countries considering an EU exit.
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In a borderline delusional interview with Germany’s Berliner Morgenpost, Tajani says of Brexit: “The British government says: Let’s go. But the majority of the population says: We want to stay. This is shown by all surveys. I would be very happy if the British stayed in the EU.”
He warns that the “biggest mistake” would be “a chaotic Brexit without contractual regulation” and also insists that a Brexit delay couldn’t go on “by more than a few weeks”, with a final deadline of July due to new MEPs being elected at that time.
Tajani also says of any postponement beyond 29th March that the “British have to tell us a reason for a shift – say they want to use this time for new elections or a new referendum”.
And when asked if he thinks other countries could follow the UK out of the EU, he told Morgenpost: “I think that’s impossible. The example of the British will serve as a deterrent.” The hardline mentality of Brussels diehards plain for all to see.
Conservative MP Greg Hands responded to the interview by saying: “A good example of Brussels’s complete disconnect with UK opinion is this interview with European Parliament President Tajani (in German): he says UK Govt taking people out of EU against their will, and floats an extension dependant on a 2nd Referendum.
“I mean, does he have any idea how badly it would go down to have a second referendum ordered by Brussels?”
The hardline approach by those in Brussels once again underlining why the UK is better off out of the bloc.
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