Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has warned that Prime Minister Boris Johnson could agree on a deal with the EU that could see the UK be financially liable to the European Central Bank and forced to accept regulations on state aid.
The Brexit Party leader remarked that while Mr Johnson’s Withdrawal Agreement (WA) had passed in the House of Commons last year, it was still “little better” than former prime minister Theresa May’s unpassable “Soft Brexit” deal. There remain in it elements that could see the United Kingdom tied to the EU after the country officially leaves the bloc’s control on December 31st, 2020, he said.
Writing in the Daily Express on Tuesday, Mr Farage said that even when he reviewed the document in 2019, he was concerned that “the European Court of Justice would have a continued say in British public life”.
“There were also clever legal wordings that would keep us within the Common Fisheries Policy and commitments to continued regulatory alignment. In short, I felt it was not Brexit,” he wrote.
While he praised the British chief negotiator David Frost for holding the line on issues such as fishing, he also predicted “that a deal will be reached in the coming months but one in which we have continued financial liabilities through the European Investment Bank and one in which we will not truly be free in areas such as state aid”.