Furious residents in the Leave-voting town of Gravesham have warned a further extension of Brexit would lead to a soft Brexit which will not deliver on the vote of 17.4 million Britons in the 2016 referendum. Brexit supporter Kindi Kaur told PBS NewsHour: “We have been played by Europe and my move next would be to basically say no deal, walk away and Brexit. That’s how I voted and that’s how Britain voted so let’s get out. They are playing us for idiots. They think we are desperate. They think our Government is falling to bits.
“They think we are desperate but we need to show them we are not desperate, we mean business. Let’s say no deal. We are walking away. Watch them come after us.”
Independent councillor Sandra Garside also said she is thinking of giving up voting and politics as a result of the 2016 Brexit vote being ignored by British politicians.
Ms Garside said: “It’s really annoyed me and you can’t do anything about it.
“If your vote is wasted and they won’t listen to you, why vote?”
IT Project Manager Andrew Wood also said: “I worry that in our next extension it will just get so softened that it won’t actually be the Brexit that people had voted for. 17.4million people ignored.”
One flea market vendor also hit out at Gravesham MP Adam Holloway and said MPs in the Commons “don’t know what they are doing”, adding: “You are messing this beautiful country up which I love. You lot need sorting out.”
But Mr Holloway, a Brexiteer MP, insisted he will stand up for his constituents. He said: “I am standing up for the 65 percent of people here who voted to leave the EU.
“And I am not signing up to something that is Brexit in name only, which was cooked up in Brussels by Theresa May and EU officials with hardly any input from British ministers.”
Prime Minister Theresa May will head to Brussels today for a crunch summit with EU leaders in hope of getting a delay to the Brexit process.
EU leaders are set to order Theresa May to accept a longer Brexit delay of up to 12 months.
European Council President Donald Tusk used a letter to EU leaders ahead of a gathering in Brussels on Wednesday to suggest a Brexit “rethink”.
Mr Tusk warned that the Prime Minister’s request for a short Brexit delay until June 30 at the latest was unrealistic.
He said: “Our experience so far, as well as the deep divisions within the House of Commons, give us little reason to believe that the ratification process can be completed by the end of June.”
The top eurocrat said a series of short extensions and more emergency summits would create too much uncertainty and could lead to a no-deal Brexit.
Mr Tusk asked for EU leaders to consider an “alternative, longer extension” and said Mrs May would have to agree that Britain will not disrupt EU business during the extension or seek to reopen negotiations in the hope of changing the withdrawal agreement.