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EU regrets Brexit because they 'lost their cash cow', Brexit Party MEP explains

BREXIT PARTY MEP Michael Heaver gave an impassioned speech in the European Parliament as he accused the EU of regretting the Brexit vote because they’ve “lost their cash cow” – the UK.

Mr Heaver, an MEP for the east of England, reaffirmed the Brexit Party’s campaign to leave the EU with no deal and carry out the democratic vote as 17.4 million British people voted to leave. The Brexiteer explained they’ve seen straight through former Prime Minister Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement completely disagree with it being “fair and balanced”. He added that no deal is becoming more favourable in the UK despite Boris Johnson prioritising a deal.

Speaking in European Parliament, Mr Heaver said: “Let me reassure everyone in the chamber that Nigel Farage does indeed still speak for the pro-Brexit majority in my country.

“As for this resolution, a regrettable event is what you’re calling Brexit, well maybe for you with the UK cash cow out of the door.

“But the British people clearly don’t agree with you because look around, the biggest party in this chamber, the Brexiteers, we’re staying up and making sure the pro-Leave majority represented.

“As for the withdrawal agreement being fair and balanced as they say in my country ‘you must be having a laugh’.

Michael Heaver accused the EU of regretting the Brexit vote (Image: European Parliament TV)Mr Heaver said no deal is becoming more favourable in the UK (Image: European Parliament TV)

“We’ve seen straight through it. The Brexit Party are highlighting why it’s wrong for our country, why it’s the worst deal in history and why we are fighting hard now for a clean break Brexit.

“You need to face up to the facts that in our country support for no deal is rising.

“We’ve got the establishment on the run. We beat you in 2016 and we’ll do it again the Brexit Party is here to stay and we will leave the EU.”

His comments come after a German MEP said a no deal Brexit is “detrimental” Germany as its most profitable exporter will “disappear”.

Mr Heaver said the EU have "lost their cash cow" (Image: European Parliament TV)

Gunner Beck explained the “serious consequences” as the bloc's chief negotiator Michel Barnier reaffirmed there had been no proposals put forward from the UK Government on how to resolve the contentious backstop issue.

Mr Beck said: “The UK is the third-largest German export market and together with the USA, the most profitable.

“For the rest of the EU, the second-largest export market with a hard Brexit there could be losses of German jobs in tens of thousands, particularly in the car industry.

“We will also see the loss of the UK contribution of 10 to 12 billion Euros and the costs will detrimentally affect the country of Germany.

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“The UK has negotiated in good faith, perhaps rather too much faith, when it agreed to all the EU’s initial demands over the negotiation timetable EU citizens rights and the divorce bill.”

"The EU responded by concocting the issue of the Irish backstop.

“But who seriously believes that sporadic or electronic customs checks would cause the resurgence of violent terror in Ireland.

“Not even Michel Barnier who is trying to use the backstop to keep Britain in a permanent customs union or to force a referendum.”

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