“I fear that some people are becoming ever more determined to stop Brexit, to reverse the referendum vote of June 23rd 2016, and to frustrate the will of the people.
Boris Johnson BLASTS “Intolerable, Undemocratic, Disastrous” EU ‘Punishment Plan’ Deal
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is due to make a major speech today in which he will hit out at suggestions of a ‘punishment deal’ that will ensure EU law still dictates British law post-Brexit.
He will say: “It is only by taking back control of our laws that UK firms and entrepreneurs will have the freedom to innovate, without the risk of having to comply with some directive devised by Brussels, at the urgings of some lobby group, with the aim of holding back a UK competitor.
“That would be intolerable, undemocratic, and would make it all but impossible for us to do serious free trade deals.
“It is only by taking back control of our regulatory framework and our tariff schedules that we can do these deals, and exploit the changes in the world economy.
“I believe that would be a disastrous mistake that would lead to permanent and ineradicable feelings of betrayal.”
Mr Johnson’s comments today will follow a number of other prominent Brexiteers who have also blasted the EU’s proposed ‘punishment deal’.
Last week, former UKIP leader Nigel Farage said that the deal would allow the EU’s “bully boys” to do what they want to Britain, regardless of the impact.
Tory backbench MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has also hit out at the proposed deal, saying “It’s not something we could accept.”
I wrote last week for Bruges Group about how this proposal EU ‘punishment plan’ is an affront to our constitutional and democratic foundations. You can read my piece here.