EUROPEAN Commission leadership candidate Frans Timmermans admitted to hoping the United Kingdom will “revoke Article 50” and cancel Brexit to safeguard both British and European interests.
Frans Timmermans is the lead candidate for the socialist block of theEuropean Parliamentto take over the leadership of the European Commission when current boss Jean-Claude Juncker retires in October. During a debate with fellow candidate Manfred Weber, Mr Timmermans admitted to hoping the UK would cancelBrexitand “revoke Article 50” during the new extension period scheduled to end on October 31. Speaking toFrance 24, the Dutch politician said: “I absolutely hope that the UK might stay in the European Union. Absolutely.