PM plea for Article 50 extension unsurprising but unsatisfactory

05 April 2019

DUP Leader Arlene Foster MLA said,

Arlene Foster MLA

Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party

Arlene Foster

“The Prime Minister’s latest plea to Brussels for an extension to Article 50 is unsurprising but unsatisfactory.  It should not have been like this. Exiting the EU has become chaotic because of intransigence in Brussels and ineffectiveness in London.

The United Kingdom fighting European elections almost three years after a clear majority voted to leave the EU sums up the disorganised and slapdash approach taken to negotiations by the Prime Minister.

We want a sensible deal which protects the Union and respects the referendum result but it was foolish strategically in the negotiations to limit the UK’s leverage by removing ‘no deal’ from the table. 

The Prime Minister should not waste any extension by subcontracting the UK’s future to Jeremy Corbyn.  This time should be used to get a better deal which works for every part of the United Kingdom so the entire nation can leave the European Union together.”

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