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Brexit news: Britons FURIOUS as Remainer MPs attempt to derail Brexit with ‘Barnier bill’ | Politics | News

Michel Barnier, the European Commission Head of Taskforce, gave Remainer’s a reason for hope on Wednesday after he outlined the bloc would be willing to extend post-Brexit talks for up to 24 months. In a letter to Westminster leaders of the SNP, Lib Dems, Plaid Cymru, SDLP, Green Party and Alliance Party, Mr Barnier said the EU “remain open” to an extension until 2022 but warned this would come at a financial cost to the UK – the offer was swiftly rejected by Downing Street.

However it has since emerged a summary of a Bill has been posted on the UK Parliament website in an attempt to push through an extension.

The Remainer plot to frustrate Britain leaving the EU has prompted an angry response from readers who let their feelings known on this websites Facebook page.

One user said: “What a bunch of undemocratic chancers we are dealing with. All those who supported this bill need exposing and shaming.”

A second reader said: “Why don’t the remainers just shut up, they lost, get over it”

A third commented: “Remainers existed before the 2016 election. After leavers won the day, Remainers became losers. Those that still claim to be Remainers are just bad losers in denial.”

A fourth said: “A 2 year delay is the last thing we need right now.”

The Private Members Bill laid by Liberal Democrat co-leader Sir Ed Davey was presented to Parliament last Wednesday.

The bill states: “A Bill to require Her Majesty’s Government to seek a two-year extension to the implementation period under Article 132 of the Withdrawal Agreement; to repeal the prohibition on agreeing to such an extension under section 33 of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2000, and for connected purposes.”

The next stage for the Bill is scheduled to take place on June 12.

In interview with LBC on Thursday morning, Sir Ed said it was “high time for the Conservative Government to think again” on an extension.

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The Prime Minister has already knocked back any suggestion of a new timetable for talks and insisted the UK will honour the December 31 deadline.

Boris Johnson’s chief Brexit negotiator David Frost, said it was “firm policy” of the Government to honour the current timetable.

In front on the Commons Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union on Wednesday, Mr Frost also insisted there remains a “big gap” in negotiations regarding the EU’s insistence on a level playing field with the UK on trade rules and regulations.

He said: “I think it’s fair to say that we have a fundamental disagreement at the moment on most aspects of the level playing field.

“There are one or two areas that are slightly less controversial and problematic but in most of the important areas, there’s a big gap.

“And he obviously is delivering the mandate he was given. Member states regard the level playing field as very important.

“I think, to recall, we are not saying that there can be no level playing field provisions, we’re simply saying that there must be provisions which are appropriate to a free trade agreement.”

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