THE EUROPEAN UNION has not “given up hope” the United Kingdom will decide not to Brexit and concessions made by Theresa May led Brussels to believe they have the “upper hand” during negotiations, independent MEP Diane James claimed.
She said: “Brussels is behind the scenes plotting to make sure we get a bad Brexit deal.
“The European Union and the Remain campaign have not given up hope of the United Kingdom reversing the decision to Brexit.
Brexit news: Brussels is rumoured to be plotting against the UK
The former leader of Ukip previously expressed fears Brexit might “never happen” because of government “disorganisation.”
Speaking to RT UK, Ms James continued: “Theresa May campaigned in the General Election to gain voters’ trust and faith in her future vision of European Union friendship. That Brexit means Brexit and people, therefore, gave her votes because they believed she would actually deliver that.
“She needs to stand up to the team within her own party to say ‘look, to deliver a democratic decision – a democratic vote on the referendum – Brexit must mean Brexit and I’m taking charge.”
Brussels insiders revealed European Union leaders were plotting to throw Westminster into chaos and deal blow after blow to the leadership of the Prime Minister.
The plot from the bloc’s top brass would see EU negotiator Michel Barnier refuse to give way to key goals for Mrs May’s government unless she vows to remain in the customs union.
The negotiation strategy is rumoured to be orchestrated by European Council chief Donald Tusk – who last week claimed the EU’s “heart” was open to Britain if it decided to reverse Brexit.
Mr Tusk is also believed to be plotting a “forgive and forget” deal to make remaining within the bloc seem an easier option – while also attempting to make Mrs May’s plans look as politically toxic as he can.
The plot would deny Britain the opportunity to broker any bespoke sectoral deals – blocking swathes of UK industry including the nation’s lucrative financial services from seamlessly operating within the EU.