GERMANY AND FRANCE are plotting to keep Britain in the EU by STEALTH.
French President, Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will try to create a less formal relationship with the EU aimed at the UK.
This follows Theresa May’s decision to delay a full break with Brussels for at least another two years.
A senior Conservative MP said last night: “A serious effort to stop Brexit is now underway. I am very worried that we will now never leave the EU.”
Privately, many backbenchers have serious doubts about the plan for a two-year ‘transitional period’ when most EU rules and regulations WILL continue to apply the UK after Brexit Day in March 2019.
One Tory MP told The Express: “The danger is that we are on course for nothing to have changed five years after we voted for Brexit.
“That gives an opportunity for all sorts of machinations and new offers to try to keep us back in.”
“This is a real issue now. The Remainers are playing an effective game and we Brexiteers urgently need to up our game.”
Tory MP Nigel Evans said: “Nothing should stop us leaving the EU. The time for an offer from Brussels was when David Cameron was trying to negotiate a new membership deal. He asked for little and got less.
“The British people have voted to entirely leave the EU and that is what we are going to do on March 29 2019. Their view has to be respected.
“Any attempt to give us some sort of ‘EU-lite’ membership is simply not going to work.”
Richard Tice, co-chairman of the Brexit-supporting pressure group Leave Means Leave, said: “This shows a complete disregard for British democracy by European leaders.”