The UK is scheduled to depart the EU on October 31 but so-called Remainer MPs have been working to prevent a no-deal outcome. Boris Johnson faced a further blow this week as his decision to suspend Parliament has been ruled “improper” and “unlawful” by three senior Scottish judges. They concluded it had been done with “the purpose of stymying Parliament” so he could get his own agenda pushed through.
Rupert Lowe, MEP for the West Midlands, still believes Mr Johnson should not let this setback pressure him into agreeing a deal just so the UK can leave the EU by the deadline.
He told Express.co.uk: “Both Leavers and a majority of Remainers want this to be done and dusted now.
“A no-deal Brexit is the best way to move the country past this division and we can all get on with the rest of our lives.
“Our Remain Parliament will not allow that to happen and are terrified of facing the British public so will continue to frustrate the will of the people.
“It is barefaced political opportunism and they will be punished at the ballot box for it.”
Mr Lowe also attacked Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attempting to thwart Mr Johnson’s Brexit plans by failing to back an election.
He said: ”Having spent the week speaking to ordinary, hard-working people in my West Midlands constituency one thing is clear.
“If Corbyn thinks that a further extension will enhance his electoral prospects he is gravely mistaken.
“We now need cast-iron proof that the UK Government is not pursuing a no-deal outcome.
“I will be very interested to hear any evidence from the UK Government of the progress of their talks with the EU, their quantity and quality, what position it took in these talks, and whether any substantial progress has been made.”
He added: “This meeting will also be an opportunity to underline our grave concern about the lack of information being shared with us under the UK Government’s ‘no deal’ planning structures.
“I will also be making it crystal clear that the Scottish Government stands against any form of Brexit and is firmly in opposition to a calamitous no-deal Brexit, under any circumstances.”
When asked what he thought would happen in coming weeks, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said he expected the EU would make some concessions to Mr Johnson before October 31.
This would lead to Mr Johnson trying to push a deal through parliament.
He said: “There is going to be give from Brussels – there is going to be some sort of change to the Withdrawal Agreement on the backstop but I suspect absolutely nothing else.
“My sense is that Mr Johnson comes back to the House of Commons and tries to get that through.”