Chairman Richard Tice said the Brexit Party would “fight tooth and nail” to deliver a “proper Brexit” because Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the ruling Tories “cannot be trusted”. His rallying cry comes after Mr Johnson wrote a letter to the EU’s Donald Tusk, requesting that the backstop be dropped from the Withdrawal Agreement to avoid a hard border in Ireland.
Mr Tice told Express.co.uk with or without the backstop Mrs May’s Brexit deal was “still the worst deal in history”.
He said: “With or without the hated backstop, the so-called Withdrawal Agreement (WA) is still the worst deal in history.
“It simply does not deliver the clean-break Brexit the British people voted for more than three years ago and The Brexit Party will fight it tooth and nail.
“The Prime Minister’s recent letter to the President of the European Council confirms what we have been warning. Boris and the Tories cannot be trusted to deliver a proper Brexit.
Brexit Party chairman Richard Tice has promised action to get Brexit delivered (Image: GETTY )
“Boris has already voted for Theresa May’s terrible deal, including the backstop, and if he and the new cabinet try to rehash and resell it, we stand ready to offer a democratic alternative that is faithful to the referendum result.”
Mr Tice said the current Brexit deal negotiated by Mrs May would trap the UK in a customs union, keep the nation chained to EU courts and fishing quotes and force us to stump up a £39billion divorce bill.
He added: “The Withdrawal Agreement will force the UK to pay a £39 billion divorce bill, will trap us in a customs union and keep us chained to EU courts, fishing quotas and state aid rules, as well as dragging us into an EU army and new rules controlling tax.
“Recent polling has shown a massive swell in support for leaving the EU on World Trade Organisation terms and The Brexit Party is the only party that can be trusted to deliver the best outcome for the UK and fully restore our sovereignty.”