John Major To Theresa May: Ditch Red Lines On Brexit Negotiations


John Major, a Former Conservative prime minister, has urged Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, to drop her so-called red lines on the Brexit negotiations and allow the parliament to look for a way to avoid a no deal Brexit scenario.

Major stated: “Her deal is dead and I don’t think honestly that tinkering with it is going to make very much difference if any difference at all.”

He added: “If we leave in chaos and without a deal, that seems to me to be the worst of all outcomes,” he told BBC radio.

Major served as the prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1990 to 1997. He said that he compromised on various big decisions that surrounded the first Gulf War and the Northern Irish peace process.

He said that the current British Prime Minister should do the same. His comments come after the parliament rejected her proposed Brexit deal with a resounding majority last Tuesday night.

On Monday, the Prime Minister is scheduled to inform the parliament on how she intends to get past the current deadlock, which has left industry chiefs and business leaders fearful of a damaging no deal Brexit scenario.

Major added that until a consensus is reached, delaying Brexit was the most sensible thing to do.

However, yesterday, Boris Johnson, the former foreign secretary, warned that politicians risk losing the trust of the electorate if they were to delay Brexit by extending Article 50 beyond March 29.

In a speech at the headquarters of JCB, a building machinery giant, in Staffordshire, he stated: “It’s overwhelmingly likely we will get a deal, a good deal – we just won’t get this deal.”

He continued: “To extend Article 50 now would no nothing but erode trust in politics,” the former foreign secretary added. “It would cause widespread international dismay.”