Theresa May’s announcement that the government is considering extending the Brexit transition period beyond 2020 has been met with anger by local MEP Paul Nuttall.
“This is not what people voted for and is frankly a betrayal of the 17.4m who exercised their mandate to opt for leaving the EU.
“She is letting down the country in an appalling way as well as Brexiteers of all colours of political persuasion and it will lead to her being ousted by her own party before too long,” said Mr Nuttall, UKIP Euro-MP for the North West.
“Our Prime Minister should be standing firm and getting on with negotiations and not just kicking the can further down the street hoping that the electorate will just lose interest so she can wriggle out of Brexit altogether.
“Leave has to mean Leave and the Irish border question, obviously needs resolving, but the focus must remain on us leaving and being able to strike our own trade deal.
“It must not be forgotten that the United States, which is the world’s largest economy and Japan, which is the third, have both in past fortnight said they want trade deals once we leave the EU. The future is bright – and we must seize it,” he said.