Janice Atkinson, vice president of the Europe of Nations and Freedom group, having studied the Draft Motion for a Resolution produced by Guy Verhofstadt, the socialists and hard left of the European Parliament, rejected their proposals.
Janice said: “Having studied the draft resolution, there is absolutely nothing in this document that I can support. Furthermore, I totally reject the Parliament having any input into the UK’s withdrawal process, along with Trade Commissioner, Cecilia Malmstrom, who is unqualified and incapable of negotiating free trade agreements.
“I call upon the Council, heads of state, heads of industries from trading partners and exporters to be included in the negotiations. Business understands trade, the EU does not.
“In addition to UKIP’s six point plan, which I support, I would add that no British MEP should stay on in a ‘transitional role’ beyond the May 2019, when our electoral remit ends. There have been moves by some to stay on to collect their salaries, keep their chauffeur driven Mercedes cars, allowances and other perks.”