Hard Brexiteers are like the French revolutionaries, Verhofstadt claims  

Mail Online | 2/13/2019 | Tim Sculthorpe, Deputy Political Editor For Mailonline
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A senior MEP compared hard Brexiteers to 18th Century French revolutionaries who lost their heads at the guillotine today.

Guy Verhofstadt's latest incendiary intervention on the Brexit debate came as he met with Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay.

Mr - Verhofstadt - European - Parliament - Representative

Mr Verhofstadt - the European Parliament's representative in the Brexit talks - said Boris Johnson was similar to flamboyant and venal revolutionary leader Georges Danton, while Michael Gove was like counterrevolutionary Jacques Pierre Brissot.

He compared Jacob Rees-Mogg to the uncompromising revolutionary purist Maximilien Robespierre.

Men - Revolution

All three men were executed during the French Revolution.

Mr Verhofstadt told reporters at the European Parliament: 'We must remember that the efforts of these men were not appreciated by the common man they claimed to represent.

Guillotine

'Because they all ended under the guillotine.'

Following his meeting with Mr Barclay and Theresa May's deputy David Lidington today, Mr Verhofstadt warned there was not yet a proposal to break the deadlock.

Negotiations - State - House - Commons

He said: 'Iask myself what are these negotiations at a ''crucial state'' raised in the House of Commons?

'The way forward is cross-party, not kicking the can towards a disastrous no deal.'

Interventions - Mrs - May - Noon - Brexit

The interventions came as Mrs May set up a 'high noon' on Brexit in two weeks - with Remainer ministers threatening to...
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