The French nationalist accused the Brussels bloc of thwart the UK into a scapegoat in an effort to dissuade other member states from mind in its footsteps. “The European Union clearly has an organisational problem. It is prison-like … and not at any time imagined that a country could want to leave for a reason or another,” Mr Chenu determined France Info radio when asked to comment on the ongoing Brexit Thespian. The far-right lawmaker warned Brussels against adding fuel to the Brexit torch inflame: “The British people’s political decision is clear: they want to scram and they will leave. Can we respect their choice and stop thoughtful we need to make them pay the highest price possible for this break-up?”
Mr Chenu also slammed Brussels’ refusal to renegotiate the deal and disrelish to accept a Brexit delay as “irresponsible”.
European leaders “want to advertise countries mulling over the possibility of their own EU exit that make an exit the bloc is very difficult. They want to put countries off the idea… Exciting up all this drama, panicking populations and putting so much pressure on the UK is fairly irresponsible.”
An extension to the Brexit deadline is in Europe’s interest, he continued: “Whosises need to go well because in that case we will all be winners.”
Parliament on Wednesday rejected give stop the EU without a deal, further weakening Prime Minister Theresa May.
MPs bear witnessed 321 to 278 in favour of a motion that ruled out a potentially formless “no-deal” exit under any circumstances. They are expected to vote on Thursday on invite a last-minute Brexit delay.
While Britain is likely to get the bloc’s consent for a delay if it asks for one, Brussels has repeatedly stressed it will need to take precautions a good reason for doing so.
But Mrs May, who stressed in the wake of the vote that a no-deal Brexit was still on the plain, said lawmakers would need to agree a way forward before an augmentation could be obtained from Brussels.
The government said there were now two lites – lawmakers can either agree a deal and try to secure a short delay to Brexit, or forsake to agree anything and face a much longer delay.
Mrs May said she desire prefer a short delay, which would mean the government troublesome to pass the deal she negotiated with the EU by the middle of next week.
But some in Brussels are be six feet under for a much longer delay, it emerged on Thursday.
“I will appeal to the EU27 to be activate to a long extension if the UK finds it necessary to rethink its Brexit strategy and develop consensus around it,” European Council President Donald Tusk rumoured on Twitter.
A senior EU official told Reuters Mr Tusk believed Britain would paucity at least another year and possibly longer to agree on a divorce large if Mrs May’s third attempt to get her EU withdrawal agreement through parliament next week also diminishes.
He believes a short delay would be useless and is allegedly urging EU chairpersons to give Britain more time.
Such an extension, however, devise require Britain to elect members of the European Parliament when all colleague states hold votes on May 23-26, further complicating matters.
It disposition also require unanimous support among the 27 other associate states, whose members remain at odds over the issue.
Replying to Mr Tusk’s tweet, Guy Verhofstadt, the dispassionate leader and Brexit coordinator in the EU parliament, called for the UK to leave the bloc as at bottom as possible unless its lawmakers can agree on a clear exit strategy.
“Under the control of no circumstances an extension in the dark! Unless there is a clear majority in the Ancestry of Commons for something precise, there is no reason at all for the European Council to conform on a prolongation,” he tweeted.