Don’t Let Brussels Force UK to Swallow A Brexit Poison Pill, US Commerce Secretary Tells MEP Janice Atkinson During Top Level Washington Meeting
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has sent a personal message to the UK’s Brexit negotiators via Janice Atkinson, MEP for the South East of England, telling them not to swallow a “Brexit poison pill”. The USA, he told her, will always be open for business with the UK
One of the original Brexiteers, Janice is in Washington as a part of an EU-US parliamentary delegation discussing trade, security and foreign affairs at meetings with Cabinet members and Congressmen on Capitol Hill and in DC.
At a lunch meeting with Janice, the US Commerce Secretary assured her that the special relationship was alive and well – and definitely in trade terms. The UK should always remember that in its Brexit negotiations with the EU, he added..
Janice said: “Secretary Ross was quite clear. He told me the message to the UK was clear: ‘don’t let them force you to take a poison pill to get a deal’. He even joked that Brussels might be prepared to send in its EU Army to prevent the UK exiting on the terms it wanted. “
As the only Brexiteer in the delegation, the views expressed by Janice to US politicians has often been at odds with those of her fellow European Parliamentary delegates during their visit to the USA.
She is vice president of the right wing Europe of Nations and Freedom European Parliamentary grouping which campaigns for the re-establishment of independent European states. Key among its aims is an end to the open borders policy and the mass immigration it has inflicted on Europe.
A long-time supporter of Donald Trump – both during his campaign and his Presidency, Janice recently supported the President in the Twitter row with UK Premier Theresa May, calling for the President to be welcomed on an official visit to the UK as a matter of urgency and in the best interests of Britain.
She accused UK politicians of all parties who sought to ban Trump him of “a dereliction of their duty” to British voters” and demanded they extend an invite to the leader of the free world and the UK’s oldest ally.