BREXIT WARNING: Hunt fears France-style ‘yellow vest’ RIOTS in UK if Brexit not delivered

Posted on Dec 15 2018 - 6:54pm by admin

Mr Hunt urged the commons “not just think about what our own views on Brexit are, but we have to think what is the solution that is going to bring the country together”. Speaking to The Times, he added: “I wouldn’t rule out real social instability in this country.” There has been widespread demonstrations across France including violent clashed with police which will descend into a 5th successive weekend.

Rallies began over controversial plans to increase fuel tax and anger over the rising cost of living in the country but descended into protests against Emmanuel Macron.

Six people have are dead and dozens others injured as France has repeatedly plunged into chaos.

With his popularity plummeting France President finally gave in to the protestors and promised a minimum wage rise and tax concessions.

Despite increasing the minimum wage by €100 (£90) per month taking it to €1498 (£1360) protestors demanded even more.

Political analyst John Lichfield likened the protest by the ‘yellow vest’ movement to Brexit and in particular Brexiteers who he describes as being “betrayed by decades of neglect”.

He told Politico: “The Yellow Jackets fit a worldwide pattern of populist revolt against politics-as-usual, but with a very French accent.

“Starting on the web in October, the movement attracted hundreds of thousands of online supporters in small rural towns and the outer suburbs of metropolitan areas.”

He added “Like the blue-collar Brexit voters in the United Kingdom, the Yellow Jackets believe they have been betrayed by decades of neglect and exploitation by mainstream politicians obsessed with metropolitan areas.”

Meanwhile pressure building on Mrs May shows no signs of letting up despite winning her no confidence vote among Tory MP’s on Wednesday.

The tories voted 200-115 in favour of the Prime Minister in a tense night in the commons.

However political pressure continues to mount on Mrs May after EU leaders rejected her attempts to win fresh concessions to the agreed Brexit deal and openly criticised her negotiating strategy.

Mrs May went to Brussels seeking concessions on the Withdrawal Agreement but European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker confirmed Brussels was not budging.

Mr Juncker went further and criticised Mrs May’s lack of clarity over what she was seeking from the future relationship.

He said: ”Our UK friends need to say what they want, instead of asking us to say what we want.”

In a stern warning he said it is “crystal clear” there will be no such round of negotiations which ardant Brexiteers in her party are looking for.

Mr Juncker added: ”We don’t want the UK to think there can be any form of renegotiation, that is crystal clear. We can add clarifications but no real changes.

“There will be no legally binding obligations imposed on the withdrawal treaty.”

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