WATCH: Gerard Batten MEP BLASTS EU Saying There Should Be NO SURRENDER
Gerard Batten MEP, speaking in the European Parliament, insisted that there should be no surrender by the British government in its negotiations over Brexit. He reminded the house that UKIP was the Party to deliver and win the historic referendum in 2016.
Mr Batten’s comments came h Jean Claude Juncker said Britain will “regret” the decision to leave the ailing Union. Mr Juncker told the Parliament in Strasbourg:
“If you decide to jettison, leave behind, the common agreements and rules, then you have to accept that things cannot remain as they are.”
In a rowdy debate, David Coburn, UKIP MEP, heckled Mr Juncker during comments he made on the issue of a border with Northern Ireland, crying out “Its a British issue”, in response to Mr Juncker saying the issue was a “European” one. Nigel Farage urged Mrs May to take a leaf out of Donald Trumps book and to stand strong against the Eurocrat “unelected bullies”. He said the UK could sign a trade deal with the US “within 48 hours” if it left the EU.
Meanwhile, The Office For Budget Responsibility revealed that Britain will be paying the so-called ‘divorce bill’, estimated to total £37.1bn, until 2064:
The body estimates that for the years 2019 and 2020 the UK will contribute “as if it had remained in the Union” – a total of £16.bn. From 2021-2028, the UK will pay £18.2bn as part of “reste a liquider”, in other words the EU’s unfunded future liabilities. Between 2019 and 2064, the UK is also down to pay £2.5bn for “other net liabilities”, mostly linked to pensions.
It is certainly clear that the cost of keeping ourselves tied to the EU is rising and rising both politically and economically.