No renegotiation on Brexit deal after May’s resignation
– The Brexit deal will not be renegotiated after the UK elects a new prime minister, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and several EU national leaders have said, echoing comments made by Theresa May’s office earlier today.
– “I was crystal clear. There will be no renegotiation,” Juncker said today, putting a dampener on pledges made by some of May’s potential successors to go back and negotiate a new agreement.
– Theresa May’s office has confirmed that the UK promised to the EU that there would be no reopening of the Brexit agreement text, under the terms of its extension.
-Boris Johnson, Dominic Raab and Jeremy Hunt have all said they would seek to rewrite the UK’s withdrawal agreement, if they win the race to succeed May, who will step down on June 7.
European elections 2019: Tories and Labour punished for Brexit contortions
– The main victors in the European Elections were the Brexit Party, Lib Dems, Greens and SNP.
– Whilst the two biggest parties, Conservatives and Labour, have been significantly damaged by their various contortions over Brexit.
– The particular success of the Brexit Party has now put pressure on the Tories to be willing to leave the EU without a deal, whatever the economic cost.