It was revealed on Thursday evening that European Council President Donald Tusk could offer the UK a 12-month “flexible” extension to its Brexit date, according to a senior EU source. His plan, which would need to be agreed by EU leaders at a summit next week, would allow the UK to leave sooner if Parliament ratifies a deal. But leading Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg has said Britain should use all of its remaining powers as an EU member to “make life difficult” for the “insincere” EU. Mr Rees-Mogg said he fears the discussions between Remainers Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn will ultimately lead to Britain “using the extension as a back door way of keeping us in”.
Hosting his LBC show, Mr Rees-Mogg said: “We do still have some Remain vetoes but that doesn’t mean that we haven’t ceded very large swathes of power to the European Union.
“If you take the budget, we can veto the Multiannual Financial Framework but we can’t veto the annual budget.
“Fortunately, the Multiannual Financial Framework, which lasts for seven years, will be up for discussion in 2020 so if we are still in, in 2020, we would be able to veto it – causing maximum inconvenience to the European Union.”
Mr Rees-Mogg also ridiculed French President Emmanuel Macron’s calls for further integration of the EU.
He said: “Equally, Monsieur Macron has come up with a whole slew of new plans to have a more integrated European Union. He wants to tie the whole thing more tightly together as a follow-up, essentially, to the euro.
“But that would require treaty change and we would be able to obstruct that. And a European Union army would also require treaty change.”
The Tory MP for North East Somerset said Britain can find ways of being an inconvenience for the EU during the extension but warned the EU will still be able to control Britain.
Mr Rees-Mogg said: “The EU sets so many of our laws beyond this where there will be nothing we can do at all.
“We will find the regulatory drift that comes in and affects how we are governed carries on.
“That VAT is still under the auspices, good by good, as they are applied in this country we can’t exempt domestic fuel, for example, from VAT.
“Our trade negotiations all handled by the European Union – agriculture and fisheries – all of this is outside our control if we Remain in the European Union.
“So, what I am suggesting is we use those remaining vestigial powers to make life difficult for them because they haven’t treated us with the sincere cooperation that they now expect from us.”
Ahead of the potential proposal from Donald Tusk, Prime Minister Theresa May sent a letter to the Council President requesting a further extension to June 30 with the flexibility to leave the bloc any time before that date if the House comes to an agreement.
She also pledged to hold European Parliament elections but said if Britain could ratify the Brexit deal by May 23, the country could quit the EU early.
But Elysee officials has suggested French President Emmanuel Macron will turn down an approach from Mrs May to extend the EU’s Article 50 exit clause again during a crunch summit next week.
France has warned that any suggestion that the next delay was already agreed between the UK and EU is a “clumsy trial balloon”.
Mr Macron’s aide said it is “premature to talk of an extension while the EU27 have laid out a clear pre-condition: the necessity of a credible alternative plan to justify that request”.
The Elysee said the “different options will be discussed on April 10 and nothing is decided” at this moment in time
It was uncovered on Thursday evening that European Board President Donald Tusk could offer the UK a year “adaptable” augmentation to its Brexit date, as indicated by a senior EU source. His arrangement, which would should be concurred by EU pioneers at a summit one week from now, would enable the UK to leave sooner if Parliament endorses an arrangement. Yet, driving Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg has said England should utilize the majority of its outstanding forces as an EU part to “make life troublesome” for the “questionable” EU. Mr Rees-Mogg said he fears the exchanges between Remainers Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn will at last lead to England “utilizing the augmentation as an indirect access method for keeping us in”.
Facilitating his LBC appear, Mr Rees-Mogg stated: “We do even now have some Remain vetoes however that doesn’t imply that we haven’t surrendered huge swathes of capacity to the European Association.
“In the event that you take the spending limit, we can veto the Multiannual Money related Structure however we can’t veto the yearly spending plan.
“Luckily, the Multiannual Monetary Structure, which goes on for a long time, will be up for exchange in 2020 so on the off chance that we are still in, in 2020, we would almost certainly veto it – making greatest burden the European Association.”
Mr Rees-Mogg likewise disparaged French President Emmanuel Macron’s calls for further mix of the EU.
He stated: “Similarly, Monsieur Macron has thought of an entire slew of new designs to have an increasingly coordinated European Association. He needs to tie the entire thing all the more firmly together as a development, basically, to the euro.
“In any case, that would require settlement change and we would most likely discourage that. What’s more, an European Association armed force would likewise require arrangement change.”
The Tory MP for North East Somerset said England can discover methods for being a burden for the EU during the expansion however cautioned the EU will in any case have the option to control England.
Mr Rees-Mogg stated: “The EU sets such huge numbers of our laws past this where there will be nothing we can do by any stretch of the imagination.
“We will locate the administrative float that comes in and influences how we are administered continues.
“That Tank is still under the sponsorship, great by great, as they are connected in this nation we can’t excluded local fuel, for instance, from Tank.
“Our exchange dealings all taken care of by the European Association – farming and fisheries – the majority of this is beyond our ability to do anything about on the off chance that we Stay in the European Association.
“In this way, what I am recommending is we utilize those staying minimal forces to make life hard for them since they haven’t treated us with the genuine collaboration that they presently anticipate from us.”
In front of the potential proposition from Donald Tusk, Executive Theresa May sent a letter to the Committee President mentioning a further augmentation to June 30 with the adaptability to leave the alliance whenever before that date if the House goes to an understanding.
She additionally swore to hold European Parliament races however said if England could approve the Brexit bargain by May 23, the nation could stop the EU early.
In any case, Elysee authorities has proposed French President Emmanuel Macron will divert down a methodology from Mrs May to broaden the EU’s Article 50 leave condition again during a crunch summit one week from now.
France has cautioned that any proposal that the following deferral was at that point concurred between the UK and EU is a “cumbersome test case”.
Mr Macron’s associate said it is “untimely to discuss an augmentation while the EU27 have spread out a reasonable pre-condition: the need of a solid elective intend to legitimize that demand”.
The Elysee said the “various choices will be talked about on April 10 and nothing is chosen” right now in time..