EU Sources Rule out Reopening Deal Talks, Brexiteers React to May Defeat

Breitbart | 1/15/2019 | Staff
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The European Union has ruled out a special summit or reopening negotiations on Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement, according to bloc sources, whilst Brexiteers have called the Prime Minister’s Commons defeat a “catastrophic failure of leadership”.

It looks unlikely after the crushing defeat of the “worst deal in history” in the House of Commons vote on Tuesday night — where the Prime Minister lost by a historic margin of 202 in favour to 432 against — that the intransigent European Union will budge on the wording of the document.

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EU sources told the BBC’s Brussels correspondent Adam Fleming the bloc has “rul[ed] out a special summit or the reopening of the Withdrawal Agreement in the strongest terms this evening.”

Officially, the Eurocrats have reacted coldly to the news that theirs and Mrs May’s document has been rejected, with Jean Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission — the bloc’s unelected executive arm — saying he noted “with regret” the results of the vote and that “time is almost up.”

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The Commission boss added a warning against what he called a “disorderly withdrawal” in a separate statement but said that it would continue its “contingency work” in the event of the United Kingdom making a clean, “No Deal” break of the bloc.

Meanwhile, President of the European Council Donald Tusk appeared to suggest that the only option now was for Britain to cancel Brexit, tweeting:

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Meanwhile, Leave Means Leave co-chairman Nigel Farage, who has campaigned for the United Kingdom to leave the EU for decades, said that the vote represented a “catastrophic failure of leadership.”

“If she has any sense of honour then she will resign,” Mr Farage added, later calling her “the worst prime minister in living memory.”

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