BRITAIN will treat EU countries who help to delay Brexit as “hostile” and will take away vital defence and security support, a No10 insider has predicted.
In a bombshell message last night a top source revealed that Brexit talks with Europe are set to break down within days, and warned the EU that any deal “won’t be revived”.
Boris Johnson will go on to fight a No Deal election, they told The Spectator.
“We will make clear privately and publicly that countries which oppose delay will go the front of the queue for future cooperation — cooperation on things both within and outside EU competences,” the source said.
“Those who support delay will go to the bottom of the queue.
“Supporting delay will be seen by this government as hostile interference in domestic politics, and over half of the public will agree with us.”
Boris said last week this was the last chance to get a deal done and if the EU did not cooperate, we could be leaving with No Deal.
The source said that if Boris was forced into another delay there would be no new proposals.
“We’ll either leave with no deal on 31 October or there will be an election and then we will leave with no deal,” they said.
That election will blame Parliament and the EU for the delay and argue that Boris wants to take Britain out.
“We will wash our hands of it, we won’t engage in further talks, we obviously won’t given any undertakings about cooperative behaviour, everything to do with ‘duty of sincere cooperation’ will be in the toilet,” they said.
This morning Downing Street have refused to deny the contents of the message.
It comes after Boris revealed his new Brexit plans last week, but the EU have poured cold water on it and refused to re-open talks.
The message also suggested that the Government have plans for how to get around the Benn Act – which Boris has dubbed the Surrender Act.
It would force Boris to go cap in hand to the EU to beg for a Brexit delay if he doesn’t get a deal in place.
But the No10 insider said: “Our legal advice is clear that we can do all sorts of things to scupper delay which for obvious reasons we aren’t going into details about.”
Downing Street have yet to set out how they would get around the law.
“Those who pushed the Benn Act intended to sabotage a deal and they’ve probably succeeded,” the No10 source concluded.
“So the main effect of it will probably be to help us win an election by uniting the leave vote and then a no deal Brexit. History is full of such ironies and tragedies.”
This morning ex-Cabinet minister Amber Rudd predicted the memo had come from Dominic Cummings.
She told the BBC: “It sounds angry and desperate.
“The language that is used, I do not believe should be the language of a Government.”