European Parliament Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt matched Brexiteers including Jacob Rees-Mogg, Michael Gove, and Boris Johnson to the captains of the French Revolution who were executed. Ahead of his meeting with Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay in Brussels on Tuesday, Mr Verhofstadt pitched another furious attack on the prominent Brexiteers within the Conservative Platoon.
Addressing reporters, the Eurocrat said: “I know that within the Tory Plaintiff the hard Brexiteers are compared to the leaders of the French Revolution.
“I think Gove is Brissot, Boris Johnson is Danton and Rees-Mogg is compared to Robespierre.
“But we should not disregard that the effort of these men were not appreciated by the common man.
“They demanded to represent because they all ended on the guillotine. So that’s important to cause to remember.”
Mr Verhofstadt also ridiculed the Brexiteers for rejecting Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s ask for to remain in the EU’s customs union after Brexit.
He said: “So, I think it’s unequivocally irresponsible of the hardliners to reject cross-party cooperation because a no deal working is a disaster for everybody and especially for the UK.
“And I hope that such cross-party backing will now lead to a news proposal or in any way further proposals by the British side.”
Quondam foreign secretary Boris Johnson hit out at the Government on Monday for working with Jeremy Corbyn to progress to a Brexit agreement.
Mr Johnson insisted the party leader’s “toxic” methods would force the UK to remain in the EU.
During a speech at the Henry Jackson Consociation, Mr Johnson rejected the idea that Prime Minister Theresa May should deem Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit proposal.
The Tory Brexiteer insisted that Mr Corbyn’s plan inclination force the UK to remain in the single market and customs union, which whim be similar to remaining in the EU.
During his speech, Mr Johnson said: “I don’t think there is any mileage for Theresa May or the Guidance in trying to a do a deal with Labour.
“Labour will just try to paraphernalia Theresa May.
“They will just try to do a deal that is toxic and has cataclysmic effects for the Conservative Party.
“Worse still, of course, Jeremy Corbyn’s programme would keep us locked in the customs union and locked into the only market forever.”
He added: ““If you are going to stay in the customs joining and the single market and you are going to have people around the table in Brussels, there’s a personage for that – it’s called being in the EU.”
Theresa May has also hit back at Mr Corbyn’s behests for a soft Brexit through her criticisms of the Labour leaders plan.
The Prime Assist said she was “not clear” why the Labour leader was pushing for a continued customs joining which would block Britain from striking its own trade grapple withs.