Brexit Party MEP warns EU to 'implode' as UK's success puts Brussels on brink of collapse
Sept. 21, 2019
BREXIT Party MEP David Bull warned top Eurocrats of the impending 'implosion' of the European Union as he warned the Brexit success story will mark the end of the bloc.
The Brexit Party MEP told Express.co.uk the success Britain will make on Brexit could cause the ultimate destruction of the European Union . Mr Bull suggested member states could choose to follow in the UK's footsteps if London could show former EU partners an independent future is prosperous. The Brexit Party MEP said: "The concern for the European Union, the reason they are so worried about Brexit is that we are obviously the fifth-largest economy in the world.
" We are a huge example.
"So if Britain leaves, and we prosper - as I believe we will outside the European Union - then what’s to say that other countries may look at the British success and think, ‘actually, we don’t want to be involved in this anymore either'."
Mr Bull added: "This is why the European Union are no so frightened.
"If we leave, and we do well, other countries will follow and the European Union could well implode."
Other political figures across the bloc have warned Brexit could have a devastating impact on the bloc if the UK is seen to be prospering without the support of the European Union.
Dutch MP Geert Wilders suggested Brussels is trying to "make an example" of Britain in the Brexit negotiations to shut down eurosceptic feelings in the bloc.
Mr Wilders said: "The European Union really does not want one of the children to leave the house, they do not want that.
"They are afraid, if they allow it, maybe another country would follow - maybe Italy , Holland, France. Whatever country could think it might not be such a bad an idea with Trump saying we will have a lot of trade agreements."
The eurosceptic politician, the leader of the Netherland's Party for Freedom, said hard stance Brussels adopted toward the UK was aimed at "disincentivising" attempts from other member states to quit the bloc.
He continued: "From the European part – I’m sure the British made a mess, I’m very clear about it – there was no incentive to get a good deal.
"They wanted to make an example of the UK to any country in Europe that if you try to do that, it will be a mess – so a big disincentive to leave the European Union.
"People are afraid, in my country and other countries and, if you look at the polls, the number of people who want to leave the European Union is at the lowest point in five years time."
Boris Johnson earlier this week had "positive" meetings with outgoing European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier to discuss his proposals for a new withdrawal agreement.
The British Government confirmed on Thursday the UK forwarded "non-paper papers" to Brussels outlining the new plans, saying Mr Johnson will provide an official "when we are ready."
A spokesman for Number 10 said the Government created "confidential technical non-papers which reflect the ideas the UK has been putting forward."
The spokesman added: "We will table formal written solutions when we are ready, not according to an artificial deadline."