According to a former Brexit Party MEP, the EU is going to try and make a fool out Boris Johnson as they attempt to force Boris into another extension.
Former Brexit Party MEP Ben Habib told talk radio that the EU were no longer looking to negotiate a deal; instead, they want a toy with the UK. Ben said the EU want to punish the UK and force the Prime Minister into a position where the only outcome is to extend negotiations.
This attempt to embarrass the UK comes after talks collapse in Brussels once again after significant disagreements remain on specific key areas like fishing, the level playing field and rules on state aid.
Ben Habib said: “the idea the whole thing comes to a crashing halt is a red herring.”
“If a deal were to be done, it would have already have been done.
Hartley-Brewer asked if a deal could be completed before years saying “Is it just a matter of political will, of who blinks first?”
Mr Habib returned saying: “I think it’s worse than that from a British perspective. The EU has sensed it can get pretty much exactly what they want from the political declaration.
“They can get the UK signing up to a level playing field, fixed fishing quotas, even a say for the ECJ on a long-term basis in British affairs.
“I think they can sense they can get all of that because the Prime Minister hasn’t stuck to any of his self-made deadlines.
“It’s a bit like a cat playing with a mouse and the EU is waiting to put in that fatal bite.
When asked if an extension would happen, Mr Habib said: “We have always said we are not going on beyond December 31.
“But, the way they are dragging this out to the eleventh hour is like a cat playing with a mouse.”
“It’s like saying we can have you whenever we want to; we are going to toy with you.
“They want to see how much we can drag you through the mud, how much ignominy we can pile on you in these closing phases.”
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