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Wednesday, 3 April 2019 - Brussels Revised edition

The UK’s withdrawal from the EU (debate)

  Mike Hookem (NI). – Madam President, if Messrs Juncker, Tusk and Barnier think they are dealing with a British prime minister, then I have news for them. Theresa May might still have the title, but she’s nothing more than a prime ministerial ghost squatting in Number 10, awaiting the political coup de grâce from a party that despises her. While many of you just want the whole Brexit debacle to be over, to get on with your building of a European superstate in peace, Mrs May is clinging to your enterprise like a dog on a postman’s leg. Not only is Mrs May ignoring her party and the electorate in trying to force a vassal state deal on Britain, she’s also negotiated her way into enacting the Remain-minded policies of the Labour opposition.

Now bearing in mind the attitude of the British people to the EU project to date – and imagine what it would be like after a complete Brexit betrayal – shall I call on you all to do Britain and the EU project a favour? Give May the coup de grâce the Conservatives are too weak to deliver, and let the UK leave on 12 April.

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