The furious Brexit debate began when Remainer Maajid Nawaz suggested an “interesting situation” could emerge where Remainers and Brexiteers become allies.
Appearing on Sky News’ The Pledge, he said: “We could end up in this really interesting situation once Theresa May puts a deal to the country, and that is that hardcore Brexiteers may oppose her deal because it doesn’t go far enough and Remainers could ally with them, opposing it because it goes too far.?
Mr Nawaz then questioned fellow panellist Ms Malone and asked: “In that situation is there any circumstance that you can conceive of whereby the deal is worst than the reasons you voted for Brexit in the first place?”
Ms Malone replied “no” and insisted she would be “willing to walk away” with a ‘no deal’ scenario. But Ms Malone then came under fire by the four-strong Remainer panel.
Her response sparked a roasting from the panel, asking her whether she’s willing to “crash out” and “tank” the British economy.
Ms Malone demanded “let me finish” and said: “When I hear the leader of the House of Commons saying that we can just scrap what the people of this country said, scrap what they voted for, and get every MP to vote against it and then that’ll be Brexit gone – that makes me incandescent with rage.”
Theresa May announced in a Commons statement this week that the Government is preparing for a ‘no deal’ scenario.
Mrs May told MPs: “While I believe it’s profoundly in all our interests for the negotiation to succeed, it is also our responsibility to prepare for every eventuality and that is exactly what we are doing.”
But the European Commission insisted that Britain are the ones responsible for making progress in Brexit negotiations in order to ensure the opening of talks with the European Union on the future relationship.
EU officials have made clear that there can be no discussion of the future partnership until an agreement has been reached on the key divorce issues.
Concluding the fifth round of Brexit talks today, the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier said that Brexit negotiations were at a “disturbing deadlock”.
But Mr Barnier later said that he was hopeful that trade talks will begin within the next two month.
Source : EXPRESS