The incendiary claim was made by Jonathan Freedland in his weekly column for The Guardian newspaper. MPs will vote today on whether to approve the Prime Minister’s new Brexit deal.
The vote is expected to be extremely tight, with all opposition parties and the Government’s DUP allies vowing to vote it down.
Mr Johnson is hoping that the deal will be passed with the support of Labour rebels and former Tory MPs who were kicked out of the party over efforts to stop a no deal exit.
In an article part titled “this is the moment our dreams may die” Mr Freeland admitted the anti-Brexit movement could be heading for defeat.
He claimed the Prime Minister’s deal “will see us make the break in less than a fortnight - thereby ending British participation in a dream that has animated Europe ever since the final bombs fell in 1945”.
“We fear we are about to lose something very special” (Image: GETTY)
Boris Johnson has agreed a new Brexit deal with the EU (Image: GETTY )
Referring to the European Union the arch europhile added: “In 2019 that idea seems more necessary than ever. Yet tomorrow it could all vanish.
“We fear we are about to lose something very special”.
According to analysis by the Daily Express Mr Johnson’s deal could pass Parliament by two votes.
Most members of the eurosceptic European Research Group (ERG) have announced their support, as have a number of Labour rebels
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Brexit supporting protestors outside Parliament (Image: GETTY )
One of the Labour MPs who say they will vote