REMAINERS still cannot accept Brexit, despite seeing themselves as the “true guardians of democracy”, an expert has claimed.
Trevor Kavanagh, the former Political Editor of The Sun, told talkRADIO that Remainers still dismiss Brexit despite the fact Boris Johnson stormed to victory in the December 2019 general election due to Leave voters. Mr Kavanagh added that voters backed a Government that repeatedly said it was going to take back control from the European Union.
Mr Kavanagh said: “It is a sort of we know best attitude of the ruling class which in many ways is not elected.
“It occupies the universities, broadcasting and the public sector.
“They see themselves as the true guardians of democracy in this country despite the result of the last election when Boris Johnson stormed to victory thanks to Brexit voters.
“They voted for a Government that was going to take back control from the European Union.
“This is something that Remainers who in this particular argument are in the minority cannot accept.”
It comes as face to face Brexit talks restarted on Monday between the UK and EU.
The UK’s chief negotiator David Frost met with Michel Barnier as the teams try to break the deadlock.
This latest round of talks is expected to go on all week.
The UK has repeatedly said it will not be extending the transition period which comes to an end on December 31.
Brexit Britain has until the end of this month to officially request an extension to the transition period – which it has already ruled out.
Earlier this month Prime Minister Boris Johnson held a crunch video meeting with EU chiefs to try to break the deadlock.
A No 10 spokesman also said on Monday the talks “can’t go into the Autumn”, and they need “make progress as soon as possible”.
Earlier this month the BBC’s Europe Editor revealed that negotiations regarding a post-Brexit trade agreement are pulling the UK and the EU further apart.
Katya Adler told BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme there have been “real clashes” in talks between the EU and the UK over a trade deal post-Brexit.
Ms Adler added that the trade talks have not been drastically affected due to circumstances of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
The BBC’s Europe Editor said: “I think if you look at normal trade negotiations it is quite natural in round four of negotiations to expect drama and clashes but then there would normally be time for everybody to calm down. I think what is not normal about these negotiations is first of all trade negotiations are generally about bringing sides closer together.
“These negotiations are actually pulling the UK and the EU further apart after us having been members of the EU. COVID-19 has made it far from normal, negotiations have faltered because of it, they have been delayed.
“Now the negotiations are taking place screen to screen instead of face to face which means when there are real clashes you can’t have that walk around the block to try and untangle them. Also, the timetable means there is not a lot of time to work out sticking points between the two sides.
This month is the last moment the EU and UK can say that we need to talk past the end of this year.”