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Boris Johnson urged to ignore calls for Brexit delay


Boris Johnson has been warned by Brexiteers not to revisit “old battles” and give way to demands to extend the UK’s transition period in the light of the coronavirus pandemic. Yesterday the European People’s Party, the largest group in the European parliament, said that the UK would face an economic “double whammy” if the prime minister ends Britain’s membership of the EU single market and customs union on December 31. Lisa Nandy, the Labour leadership candidate, is among those calling on Mr Johnson to reconsider his refusal to consider another year’s extension. However, Mark Francois, Tory chairman of the Eurosceptic European Research Group, said: “With the focus quite rightly on fighting Covid-19 the last thing we need now is a distraction of reopening old battles


Source: The Times March 30, 2020 23:26 UTC



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