Brexiteer Mark Francois slaps down SNP’s bid to derail Brexit


Mr Blackford , MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber, outlined his concerns in a letter to the Prime Minister in which he said: “The reality is that many will struggle to survive the second blow of a hard Brexit at the end of this year.

“This is not the time to pursue selfish and narrow political agendas.

“It’s time for the Prime Minister to face down the Brexiteers and ideologues in his own Cabinet and on his backbenches.”


SNP’s Mr Blackford want the government to extend negotiation talks.

Mr Francois quickly reacted saying he saw no reason why the current timetable, and the December 31 date which will mark the end of the transition period, should not still apply.

He added: “Modern technology like tele-conferencing and Zoom makes it perfectly possible to negotiate over distance so there is absolutely no reason for the transition talks to be delayed.”

Mark Francois steadfast on leaving the EU on 31st December 2020.

The government are still steadfast in their position saying:

“We remain fully committed to the negotiations.

“Last week, the UK and EU shared draft legal texts and discussions with the commission are continuing.

“The transition period ends on 31 December 2020, as enshrined in UK law, which the Prime Minister has made clear he has no intention of changing.”

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