The German MEP perfectly summarizes the British situation and UKIP does not like it


A German MEP perfectly summed up the British situation on Brexit.

Elmar Brok, a German MEP from the CDU party of Angela Merkel, told the European Parliament: "The British want to renegotiate something that they have proposed in the first instance".

He added: "I think he's crazy enough".

The European Parliament was discussing Brexit in a session in Brussels.

Mr Brok added: "The support we now have with the customs union was invented by the British, it was a British proposal

"The European Union had put forward other proposals to achieve this now".

In a wide-ranging speech in which he incorporated the UK approach to departure, Brok also despised the fact that Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May had not met to talk about Brexit until today.

He said: "It is essential that the head of government and the opposition leader do not talk to each other over a period of three years, if you are leaving you must know what you want before you worry other people with this, please come with a unified position, a constructive idea and go back to Brussels which could be the most important question.

"Talk to us, we are united, you are not united within the government, inside the Tory party, in the Labor party".

A series of amendments were rejected yesterday, which would have proposed other ways to address the impasse on Brexit – including the Cooper-Boles amendment to delay Article 50 to avoid a Brexit without agreements

"All positive constructive proposals have been rejected," said Brok.

"The only thing that people agree on is this proposal that May did for the third or fourth time now to return to Brussels and renegotiate the backstop.

"There is nothing new that has been agreed".

Elmar Brok said that the United Kingdom had to decide what he wanted

While Mr Brok ended his speech, MEPs could be heard shouting "Auf Wiedersen" which means goodbye.

Later in the debate the Ukip MEPs interrupted the intervention of the Molly Scott Cato of the Green Party.

The president told them that the question was "too serious", adding: "This is not the House of Commons, this is the European Parliament".

The parliamentarians supported the Prime Minister's strategy to reopen the talks last night – giving it the mandate to return to Brussels.

But the chief negotiator of the EU became the last to confirm that the blockade would not reopen the agreement.

Michel Barnier said that 58 days before the Brexit, it will not restart the talks, because the parliamentarians have not yet voted for anything that actually works.

Demanding "ludicism and realism" and accusing the United Kingdom of a "game of guilt", he told the European Parliament: "We share the will of the UK Parliament to avoid a deal.

"[But] voting against a No Deal, as happened yesterday, does not exclude the risk of a No Deal. "

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