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Murray – Theresa May’s flimsy Brexit proposal lasted less than 24 hours

The Brexit negotiations look set for further chaos and turmoil after Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, today effectively ruled out the UK Government’s new proposal on the so-called ‘backstop’ proposal.

Mr Barnier said that the backstop could not apply to the UK as a whole, but only to Northern Ireland. He also ruled out the idea of the backstop having any kind of time-limit attached to it.

 

Commenting, Ian Murray MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

 

“Theresa May’s flimsy Brexit proposal has lasted less than 24 hours.

 

“As predicted, her offer of half-baked fudge on the so-called ‘backstop’ option has been wholly rejected by the EU. The Government’s inability to negotiate sensibly and in the national interest is now a matter of profound concern for every business and individual who will be impacted by a bad Brexit deal.

 

“The irreparable divisions in the Cabinet mean the negotiations are now collapsing into what Boris Johnson has described as a ‘meltdown’.

 

“With the talks in chaos, Ministers at war with one another and Parliament paralysed by internal party politics, only a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal can sort this out.”