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Brexit Britain is edging closer to leaving the European Union without a deal at the end of October this year. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged to deliver Brexitby the end of October “come what may”, with the Tory Party leader demanding changes to the withdrawal agreement before the UK re-enters discussions with the EU. The Brussels bloc has so far refused to renegotiate the withdrawal agreement, and stood firm against ejecting the controversial backstop mechanism within the deal.
But, speaking on BBC’s Dateline, David Aaronovitch, has outlined leading Brexiteers’ crucial mistake “immediately” after the EU referendum.
He said: “Most of us who take a long term view of this, saw, immediately after the referendum, the people on the Leave side treated the referendum as if it had been overwhelmingly won and a mandate had been won for Brexit à nous temps.
“This was a huge error.
“Not least because they then couldn’t deal, quite a lot of them with the consequences of that likely position themselves.”
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has admitted he thought Brexit would be delivered when Leave won the referendum in 2016.
But, the now Brexit Party leader, has insisted he will continue to fight until Britain’s departure from the EU is complete.
Prime Minister Mr Johnson could still, however, struggle get no deal over the line with Jeremy Corbyn trying to work with MPs in the Commons to block the departure.
Earlier this week, the Labour leader wrote to fellow opposition MPs and some Tory Remainers, calling for them to back him as a caretaker prime minister until a general election to halt the threat of a no deal Brexit at the end of October this year.
But, the move was described as “nonsense” by the Lib Dem leader, as Tory grandee Ken Clarke and senior Labour MP Harriet Harman were tipped potential candidates to lead an emergency government.
On Friday, Mr Corbyn told PA: “It’s not up to Jo Swinson to choose candidates, it’s not up to Jo Swinson to decide who the next prime minister is going to be.
“Surely she must recognise she is a leader of one of the opposition parties who are apparently opposed to this Government, and apparently prepared to support a motion of no confidence.”
Mr Corbyn said Ms Swinson should respect the “normal precedent” to allow the leader of the Opposition to form an administration after a successful vote of no-confidence in the Government.
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Brexit Britain is edging closer to leaving the European Union without a deal at the end of October this year. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged to deliver Brexit by the end of October “come what may”, with the Tory Party leader demanding changes to the withdrawal agreement before the UK re-enters discussions with the EU.
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