Hague – election makes Brexit worse
The UK will get a worse Brexit deal because of the Conservative setback in June’s general election, former Tory leader William Hague has said.
Lord Hague warned that the government’s weakened position since losing its majority would mean the country would end up paying more for greater access to the European single market.
“They [the EU] know that the result of the British election weakened the British government’s negotiating position. It absolutely did,” he said in a BBC interview.
“Of course [Theresa May is] not in anything like as strong a position as if she’d won a majority of 60 or 100 or whatever it might have been in the House of Commons.”
Lordhague,aformerforeign secretary, claimed the UK’S Brexit deal would be “softer than it might have been”, adding: “We’ll end up having to pay more. We’ll pay a bigger price for leaving, I think, because of the uncertainties of the election result.”