‘He’s lying!’ German MEP denounces Boris Johnson and says PM owes UK's people Brexit deal

Theresa Reintke slammed the UK’s Prime Minister, stating that he is lying to the British people about Brexit. The German MEP demanded that Mr Johnson returns to the negotiating table with the European Union, as he owes it to the British people. 

Ms Reintke said: “Boris Johnson has been lying to the people of the UK.

“£350million for the NHS after Brexit, no customs checks between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.

“Then this oven-ready deal that just needed signing on the future relations between the EU and the UK.

“Come on, these lies have to stop.

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“If we want to turn this around truth has to be spoken.”

She continued: “First Brexit is a mess, secondly finding a solution to this mess is not going to be easy for either side.

“Thirdly there might not be a good outcome to this but there are many different levels of how difficult this can become.

“So Prime Minister, stop blaming others for your own actions, take responsibility and come back to the negotiating table.

“We can do it, because we always knew that there would be change on January 1 whatever type of relationship we had.”

He added: “Of course we are willing to discuss the practicalities with our friends where a lot of progress has already been made, by the way, on such issues as social security, and aviation, nuclear cooperation and so on.

“But for whatever reason it is clear from the summit that after 45 years of membership they are not willing – unless there is some fundamental change of approach – to offer this country the same terms as Canada.

“So with high hearts and complete confidence we will prepare to embrace the alternative.

“And we will prosper mightily as an independent free trading nation, controlling our own borders, our fisheries, and setting our own laws.”

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