- Brussels insists Britain to pay £39bn Brexit bill to honor negotiations as a part of no-deal contingency announcement.
- The extra funds will be used to soften the impact of no-deal in areas such as agriculture and research funding.
- Brexiteers hoped that the threat of Brussels losing billions of pounds would be enough to force a last-minute EU compromise.
According to Express.co.uk, the Eurocrats have decided to use the threat of legal action to ensure Britain continues to hand over the vast fee that was negotiated as part of Theresa May’s doomed Brexit deal.
The plan has been charted up in the Brussels is expected to infuriate Brexiteers. The plan has been charted to ensure the political project’s budget is not wrecked by a no-deal divorce. A senior EU official revealed the proposals as part the Commission’s final no-deal contingency announcement.
Advised to honor commitments
The powerful Brussels executive insisted that all commitments taken by the 28 member states should be honored by the 28 member states. Brexiteers have hoped that the threat of Brussels losing on the billions of pounds would be enough to force a last-minute EU compromise.
A statement added: “This is also true in a no-deal scenario, where the UK would be expected to continue to honor all commitments made during EU membership. The financial obligations would need to be dealt with. We want to avoid very disruptive and sudden consequences which would be difficult to handle“.
The withdrawal agreement is deeply opposed in Westminster with Britain agreeing to pay a financial settlement to Brussels that includes EU budget payment up to 2020, covers its liabilities and unlocks talks for on a future relationship. However, the £39billion fee would be scrapped in a no-deal scenario, which would lead Brussels to pressure Britain to agree to hand over the cash anyway by April 18, 2019.
The EU openly admits the extra funds would help soften the impact of no-deal in areas such as agriculture and research funding.
The Commission maintains that its no-deal plans “cannot replicate the withdrawal agreement“, is “unilateral” and is aimed at mitigating the “most disruptive effect on EU27 stakeholders”.
Last year, Dominic Raab, a former Brexit secretary, said: “The Government would not pay the terms of the financial settlement, as agreed with the EU as part of the withdrawal deal“.
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