Published On: Wed, Nov 25th, 2020

Brexit latest news: ‘UK will know what it feels to be alone’ – Smug MEP taunts Britain | Politics | News

Esteban Gonzalez Pons claimed the UK is facing its “blackest year in history” following the coronavirus pandemic as he insisted the European Union must help its neighbour. Speaking in the European Parliament, Mr Gonzalez Pons said: “Never in the history of the European Union have we faced so many problems at the same time. But never in the EU’s history have we made such an effort to ensure that we have the funding available to save Europeans.

“Let’s think about the UK here because it’s leaving the EU and it will have no access to the recovery fund.

“Next year Europeans will have access to our common pool of debt taken on by all of us but the UK will not have access to that money because it will be out.

“Families are there for you and it’s the same for the European Union.

“Now in the UK, they will see what it’s like to be alone.

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“They won’t have access to the recovery fund, they won’t have access to the single market.

“If we can’t reach an agreement and without Donald Trump, the UK might become a genuine economic island and that’s why we need to make an effort because we feel links to them and because they’re our neighbours.

“We need to help them to make sure the coming year is not the blackest in their history.

“Therefore, it’s very difficult to understand why some member states in the EU are trying to block the recovery fund.”

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