The British Prime Minister is
indeed playing the blame game. He has tabled a proposal which he knows
is unworkable hoping that the EU will reject it so that he can blame the EU
for doing so. But actually we don’t need to take the EU’s word for it. Take Northern Ireland, the very territory it is supposed to help. There, the Manufacturers Association, the retailer’s organisation, the farmers, the trade unions and every political party other than the DUP has said this proposal is unworkable for them. So we are going to come to a No Deal situation and under British law Johnson has to ask the European Council for an extension. I urge you to grant that extension, not just to avoid the catastrophe of no deal, but to give time to the British democratic processes be that a general election or a referendum or both to take place over the next few months. And they will lead – let’s not forget now we have a minority government, every single opposition party
in the House of Commons now wants another referendum on Brexit – that will lead to the public having a final say on the actual Brexit deal on the table and you will see the outcome may be the right one.