REMAINER MPs have pleaded with Brussels to push Britain into another extension – to sabotage Boris Johnsons deal and force a second referendum.
A group led by arch-europhile Tory rebel Dominic Grieve held talks with senior French, Dutch and Irish diplomats plus EU Parliament negotiators.
A group led by arch-europhile Tory rebel Dominic Grieve pleaded with Brussels for an extension
They begged eurocrats not to help the PM speed a deal through the Commons before the 31st – claiming to do so would be very dangerous.
Instead they said a technical extension should be provided so that Parliament can vote for a second referendum on staying in the bloc.
Mr Grieve said the agreement being thrashed out bears no resemblance to what was being promoted in the 2016 referendum at all.
The senior Tory MP said: Its clear that a final Brexit deal will not be agreed this week.
‘SNAKES ON A TRAIN’
We made clear that extension must be of a sufficient length to organise for the people to have the final say and resolve the Brexit crisis.
The gang included Labours David Lammy, ex Lib Dem leader Vince Cable, Green MP Caroline Lucas, the SNPs Peter Grant and Plaid Cymru chief Liz Saville Roberts.
Their last minute eurostar dash to Brussels was condemned by eurosceptics who branded the group arch plotters and snakes on a train.
Tory MP Nigel Evans told The Sun those involved were not only anti-Brexit, theyre now anti-democracy.
He said: Some of them said we need a deal, and all of sudden theyre now panicking and flapping like crazy because there will be a deal.
It is grabbing the last train to try and derail it. They dont care. All they want to do is stop Brexit.
With some politicians they try and hide – it these guys are the absolute reverse of that. Theyre got to be stopped. Bring on a General Election.
Im sure the EU and Brussels will reward them for their loyalty but the British voters certainly will have a different prize for them.
Brexit Party MEP Martin Daubney added: Remainer MPs will stop at nothing to derail the democratic will of the people. It will long be remembered.
EU chiefs have said that a lengthy extension will only be granted if the UK justifies it by holding a General Election or Second Referendum.
The Sun Says
JUST as Remainer MPs arrive in Brussels, shamefully hoping to sabotage knife-edge negotiations, a landmark poll destroys their case for a second referendum.
The Peoples Vote mob have repeatedly told the world that Britain has changed its mind and is itching to reverse Brexit. It is Grade A cobblers.
The biggest, most definitive survey in three years shows 50 per cent back Leave (30 for a deal, 20 for No Deal) with 42 Remain and eight dont knows.
But by an even bigger margin, 54 to 32, the public wants the 2016 result enacted.
Which might also explain why the Tories are 15 points ahead in another poll and Boris Johnson leads as best PM in every single region, class and age category including even the 18-24s.
A second referendum would inflict catastrophe on our divided country.
Those MPs who champion it out of myopic loyalty to Remain will, we hope, be kicked out whenever an election comes.
Good riddance to the lot.