The EU never changes its totalitarian tactics:
EU leaders sparked a backlash last night after calling for a second referendum to allow voters to ‘change their view’ on Brexit. In separate interventions, the leaders of the Czech Republic and Malta urged Theresa May to drop her opposition to a second referendum.
Their comments prompted an angry response in the UK, with Mrs May responding: ‘There will be no second referendum.’
Maltese PM Joseph Muscat, who has been dogged by questions about a corruption scandal, claimed EU leaders were ‘almost unanimous’ in wanting Britain to change its mind…. The EU has a long history of ignoring inconvenient referendum results or forcing countries to vote again. The most famous example is Ireland’s rejection of the Lisbon Treaty in 2008, which was overturned in a second referendum after intense pressure from Brussels.
But Mrs May has repeatedly said she will not countenance a second referendum – a message she repeated to EU leaders ‘very firmly’ at a dinner in Salzburg on Wednesday night.
Fortunately, the fallout from this typical tone-deafness should be strong enough to let Britain simply Brexit without any deal, which is the best possible path forward and will save it more than $40 billion in an exit tax.
Brexiteers and Remainers today declared Theresa May’s Chequers plan dead after it was brutally savaged by the EU at a crucial summit.
The Prime Minister made a plea to European leaders to compromise as she desperately tries to get a deal agreed with less than two months to go in negotiations.
But leaders across the EU lined up to savage her plans in a series of scathing press conferences at the Salzburg summit today.
EU council chief Donald Tusk insisted her Chequers proposal ‘will not work’ while German Chancellor Angela Merkel said ‘substantial progress’ is still needed.
A visibly angry Mrs May hit back at the EU – insisting that her plan remains the only serious and credible proposal on the table. But she was hit with a fresh onslaught by her own MPs in Britain who said the damning verdict has killed off her Brexit blueprint.
Tory MP and leading Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg said: ‘I think Chequers now has no supporters at all. I doubt even the Downing Street cat is any longer backing the Chequers plan. ‘I think the time has come for Mrs May to say “This is not going to work”.’
And fellow Conservative and arch Remainer Anna Soubry said: ‘Having been nailed to its perch this Chequers parrot is no more, it is bereft of life, it rests in peace, it is indeed an ex parrot.
Now it is time for Italy and Hungary to arrange their own escapes from the Fifth Reich.