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Trapped! Nigel Farage livid UK will leave ‘totally unreasonable’ EU ‘in legal terms only’

NIGEL Farage thinks the UK will leave the EU “in legal terms” only and the nation will still be in the clutches of Brussels with uncontrolled immigration, it has been revealed.

When the results of the  referendum were announced in June last year, Mr Farage triumphantly declared that it was the UK’s “independence day”.But he now admits he does not think the UK will escape the clutches of Brussels and does not think the UK should offer more money for the “divorce bill”.

He said: “Leaving this union is not worth £40billion. Wrapping it up in transition, on top of the £40billion, and denying us the ability to sign up to the rest of the world is the worst of all places to be, even if we left the European Union in name only.

“It comes to a point where, actually, it would be better to say, ‘I’ll tell you what guys, you have been totally unreasonable’.

“You know, just tell them, ‘Sling your hook, unless you’re prepared to have a grown-up conversation with us’.”

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Nigel Farage has become cynical about the UK leaving the EU


Asked if he was sure the UK would leave the bloc, he said: “In legal terms yes.”But, the former UKIP leader is not convinced the nation will break free from the clutches of Brussels by leaving the Single Market and all of the facets attached to membership.

Mr Farage told The Telegraph: “I think we’re going to be stuck inside the Customs Union and the Single Market, the European Court of Justice, unlimited immigration… Oh, we haven’t used that word have we?”

With a mocking tone, he added: “Oh, terrible. We shouldn’t use that word, how awful.

“I very much hope that I’m wrong, but I feel like that’s where we are going to be.”It comes as Theresa May denied she would agree to a  divorce settlement before Brexit Secretary David Davis reached an agreement on future trade relations between the UK and the bloc.

Mrs May said: “No, we are still in negotiations with the European Union. As the  themselves have said, nothing is agreed until everything is agreed.”

The PM is scheduled to meet with EU boss Jean-Claude Juncker next week ahead of the last EU Summit of 2017.

“We are working hard to ensure that we get the movement onto the trade talks, that I think is not just our interests, but the interests of the rest of the EU.”It is believed unlikely that either Britain or Brussels will ever present a precise figure on the financial settlement, which would include liabilities for EU-promoted schemes the UK signed up to as an EU member.

Payments would be made over many years as liabilities fall due, so the final total may not be known for decades.

The European Union has refused to progress on to trade talks until there is noticeable progress on issues such as the divorce bill, the Irish border and citizens’ rights.

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Nigel Farage became infamous for his skirmishes in the EU Parliament


A deal on the  divorce bill would mean that Britain is one step closer to gaining approval from EU leaders at the December summit for talks to move to the second stage.Once officials believe there is “significant progress” on key Brexit issues, talks will be able to move on to trade negotiations.

But the major obstacle for negotiations will now likely be the Irish border issue, with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar threatening to block the progress of talks if he is not told in writing there will no hard border.

However, sources in Dublin said there is “movement” on the issue and a growing confidence that a deal can be reached before the next summit on December 14-15.

This could open up trade talks and EU leaders are now preparing to offer a two year Brexit transition deal as early as January after negotiators said they were close to a breakthrough.

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Theresa May said she is still in negotiations with the EU over the settlement


A senior  negotiator said: “After sufficient progress on withdrawal we will open the next two phases of negotiations, first of all on a transition period and then on the future partnership.”A transition deal will be ready in principle for January.”

Brexiteers fear this could be a method of achieving a “soft-” via underhanded means.

: “This is not what we voted for, we voted to leave not transitional arrangements.”

https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/886569/EU-UK-Nigel-Farage-European-Union-Brexit-Brussels-Jean-Claude-Juncker-divorce-bill-news

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Why has this damn woman been allowed to go down this route? She listens to nothing and no-one. Brexiteers within the Tory party need to dream up PDQ a way of removing her. We ordinary people seem to be always powerless.

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