Donald Trump says Theresa May didn't listen to his advice on Brexit

Marco Green
March 14, 2019

Trump is known to be a big Brexit fan - being chums with former UKIP leader Nigel Farage and openly endorsing Britain's exit from the EU.

Trump said Brexit was "tearing countries apart" and added that he was surprised "how badly" it has gone since the UK's referendum on leaving the EU.

"We'll be putting forward our own proposals about a limited extension because there is no way in which, to be frank, even if Theresa May's deal had gone through yesterday, I think, the Prime Minister would have had to apply for an extension because most of the legislation associated with a deal hasn't gone through yet". "We do not think today is the right time to test the will of the House on the case for a new public vote", the People's Vote campaign said in a statement.

"I hate to see everything being ripped apart now".

Asked if he thinks the Brexit deadline should be extended, Mr Trump said: "I think they are probably going to have to do something because right now there are in the midst of a very short period of time, at the end of the month and they are not going to be able to do that".

Trump has previously been critical of May's Brexit deal, warning that it could "kill" a bilateral trade agreement between the U.S. and the UK.

Anna Soubry, who recently defected from the Conservative Party to join the Independent Group and who supports a second referendum, accused Mr McDonnell of "selling out on a [People's Vote]... in defiance of his party policy to put Brexit back to the British people".

They also rejected a move, by a margin of just two votes, to give Parliament the opportunity to take control of the process from Prime Minister Theresa May's embattled government and hold a series of votes next week on various different Brexit outcomes.

"I thought it would happen, it did happen, and both sides are very, very cemented in".

"There was no reason for that to happen".

Speaker John Bercow has selected four amendments - and one amendment to an amendment - for debate, but not all of them will necessarily be pushed to a vote at 5pm.

Liam Fox, global trade secretary, insisted again today that a trade deal with the United States would not lower...

Turning to Mr Varadkar, he said: "Leo, I'm sure you agree on that. I regret that Brexit's happening".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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