NIGEL FARAGE warned the biggest problem with Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal is that Britain will remain “trapped” in the European Union if the Brexit transition is extended or the Irish border backstop triggered.
The former Ukip leader warned that British taxpayers could be forced to fork out billions to the European Union on top of the monumental £39billion Brexit divorce bill. Prime Minister Theresa May told the Commons on Monday that there are “legal obligations this country would hold to the EU in relation to financial payments in any circumstances”.
In response to the comments, Mr Farage said: “So it is £40billion she has agreed to.
“But if the transition is extended and, don’t forget, she has asked already for one year and the Commission are prepared to grant two years – that would probably be another, let’s call it £30billion between friends.
“And if then they won’t let us out of the customs arrangements, we could be paying a net £15billion a year, maybe £20billion a year for, well, I should be long retired.
“And that is the problem with this deal. It leaves us trapped and that is why I am so strongly opposed to it.