Delaying is ‘a disaster for everyone’
A SENIOR EU minister has called for some “give” from Brussels to help break the Brexit stalemate.
Anna Maria Anders, the Polish secretary of state for international dialogue, said the ongoing uncertainty over Britain’s exit from the bloc was a “disaster for everybody”.
Asking voters to go back to the ballot box in a second referendum would be the “worst scenario, because we start all over again”, she warned.
Ms Anders’ decision to speak out reflects the growing tensions across the rest of the EU about the problems in securing an exit agreement.
Brussels has been determined to ensure the remaining 27 countries put on a united front to stop Britain capitalising on any divisions.
No 10 is hoping for a letter from Brussels setting out assurances over use of the backstop measure to avoid a hard Irish border before MPs vote on the Brexit deal tomorrow. But it is feared the document will do little to persuade opponents of the withdrawal agreement, who want guarantees written into law.
“I think a little bit of give on Brussels’ part would be good,” Ms Anders told a newspaper. “Right now they are refusing to compromise. Frankly I just wish that we would get on with it.
“This period of uncertainty is a disaster. It is a disaster for everybody. It has weakened the leadership in this country terribly and people want to move on.”