Downing Street source brands attempts to back Brexit delay  ‘hostile interference’

Downing Street source brands any attempts by European countries to back Brexit delay as ‘hostile interference’ in UK’s politics

  • Number 10 source said attempts to delay Brexit is pointless as Britain will leave
  • Countries that ‘oppose¬†delay will go to the front of the queue’ for cooperation
  • If EU tried to keep Britain in, defence and security cooperation could be affected

By Hannah Dawson For The Daily Mail

Published: 01:56 BST, 8 October 2019 | Updated: 01:56 BST, 8 October 2019

A senior Downing Street source last night said that any attempts by European countries to support a delay to Brexit would be considered as ‘hostile interference’ in Britain’s politics.

A Number 10 source told The Spectator they would make it clear in public and in private that the interference is not welcome, and any attempt to delay is pointless as Britain will leave regardless on 31 October.

They said: ‘We will make clear privately and publicly that countries which oppose delay will go to the front of the queue for future cooperation…

‘Supporting the delay will be seen by this government as hostile interference in domestic politics, and over half of the public will agree with us.’

According to The Spectator, the source also made it clear that defence and security cooperation could be affected if the European Union attempted to keep Britain in against its wishes.

A senior Downing Street source said that any attempts by European countries to support a delay to Brexit would be considered as ‘hostile interference’ in Britain’s politics

The source added: ‘We will also make clear that this government will not negotiate further so any delay would be totally pointless.

‘We’ll either leave with no deal on 31 October or there will be an election and then we will leave with no deal.

‘Those who supported delay will face the inevitable consequences of being seen to interfere in domestic politics in a deeply unpopular way.’

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