James Carver MEP (Independent West Midlands)
West Midlands MEP James Carver said colleagues from other countries “can’t believe their luck” at the one-sided deal the Prime Minister has agreed.
Speaking during a debate in Brussels on Brexit yesterday he said the proposed deal meant the UK remained a nation of supplicants, with no power to decide when to leave the Customs Union without the say so of the EU.
The Brexiteer and Independent Euro MP said: “We’ve lost the freedom teasingly dangled before us through the 2016 referendum result, when the British establishment and political class were rudely reminded that the British people want to take back sovereign control.
“Ataturk’s wise words now seem more appropriate than ever, when he said “sovereignty is not given, it is taken”. “This is a terrible deal, bad, because the EU continues to hold my country over a barrel, and the British politicians who sign up to it need to understand that history will be their judge, and believe me, it will judge them all very badly.
“Mr President, a number of friendly pro-European colleagues within this parliament have openly admitted to me that they cannot believe their luck in how bad a deal this is for the UK. Surely it cannot be allowed to proceed on such a one-sided basis.”