This morning Nigel Farage said that he isn’t ruling out a come back to fight Boris Johnson’s government if it’s found we’ve been sold out on Brexit. Alongside Nigel’s comments, Ann Widdecombe went on to warn the government that using COVID 19 as an excuse to slide on negotiations won’t wash.
Ann said: “If Boris gives too much ground we could end up with something useless. “The thing which worries me is the pressure which is being caused by COVID-19. “He will use that as an excuse to say we’ve got to get this sorted because COVID-19 is going to make our lives difficult anyway and we don’t need additional difficulties.
“The same thing goes for the European Union.
“COVID-19 could just provide the excuse for giving in, and I don’t think it should.”Ann Widdecombe then went onto criticise the EU negotiator Michel Barnier. Ann said: “The fact that Barnier has been sidelined I think means that the EU recognises we are not going to get any closer with Barnier’s attitude. “What has distorted the process has never ever got it, that he is dealing with a sovereign state now.
“He thinks he is dealing with a semi-detached member of the EU, and that is what we must not become, we must not become semi-detached full stop.
“He has never understood that, he has never got that.”She added: “I think Ursula von der Leyen is beginning to understand that actually they cannot bully us and they are in a very dangerous place.
“Because it isn’t going to help them if the talks collapse at this late stage with no resolution.
“That’s why we should have worked away in June. Boris’s first deadline was at the end of June and my belief is that if he’d walked then we’d have deal by now.
“They would have come back and said ‘okay we’ve got to talk about a trade deal’.”