Monday, 1 April 2019

'Brexit is a sh**show'

Brexit has been branded a 'big s**tshow' by a top German politician who likened it to a Shakesperean tragedy as Westminster continued to be gripped by total chaos.

Berlin's Europe minister Michael Roth made the pithy assessment as he blasted Theresa May's Cabinet of being out of touch with the people, admitting that he was speaking 'very undiplomatically'.

He told a meeting of the Social Democratic Party in Berlin on Saturday that 90 per cent of Theresa May's top ministers had 'no idea how workers think, live, work and behave', Bloomberg reported.

He also lashed out at politicians 'born with silver spoons in their mouths, who went to private schools and elite universities' who would not suffer as a result of any messy Brexit.

According to Bloomberg he said: 'I don't know if William Shakespeare could have come up with such a tragedy but who will foot the bill?'

In a sign that patience is wearing very thin on the Continent the European Parliament's Brexit co-ordinator Guy Verhofstadt today described Brexit as a 'tragic reality' and urged MPs to find a compromise in Monday evening's votes.

He tweeted: 'Brexit is not a bad April Fool's Joke, but a tragic reality for all our citizens and business.

'It is now five to midnight. Today MPs must find a compromise & stop this chaos.

'This evening, for once voting 'Yes', instead of every time voting 'No'.'

And European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker told Italian public TV channel Rai 1: 'Our British friends we have had a lot of patience, but even patience is running out.'

Dozens of Theresa May's ministers are free to back a customs union with the EU tonight as the Prime Minister caved in and offered her MPs a free vote.

Brexiteer and Remainer ministers are now in an open war with both factions ready to quit to force Mrs May towards either No Deal or a softer Brexit.

MPs will decide tonight on whether to try to force the Prime Minister to shift to a customs union or Norway-style soft Brexit.

Today it was revealed that Tories will be given a free vote on the alternatives to Mrs May's deal with 25 or more junior ministers predicted to be ready to back a softer Brexit.

Cabinet ministers have been told to abstain but with a growing rift between remainers and Brexiteers in the Government some could choose to vote for a customs union and resign.  

Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg today said he is 'very concerned' that Theresa May will add a customs union onto her Brexit deal.

He told LBC radio: 'My concern is that the Prime Minister is more concerned to avoid a No Deal Brexit than anything else. And therefore I am very concerned that she could decide to go for a customs union tacked onto her deal.'


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