Express.co.uk readers were quick to respond to the threat from Bernd Lange, claiming EU bosses were “scared” of a strong post-Brexit Britain which would be a force to be reckoned with after December 31. Mr Lange said the bloc is ready and willing to kick the UK out of the single market if Mr Johnson and his team refused to bow to demands. Britons closely following the developments before the UK and the EU meet for talks next month, responded by telling the Prime Minister to send the bloc packing.
“Time to show some British bulldog Boris - we are not a pet poodle for the EU,” said one annoyed reader.
Another said: “Walk away Boris with no trade deal.
“That’s what they are scared of - us becoming a fierce competitor. That’s why they are trying to keep us under their thumb.
“They need us more than we need them. Walk away and we will prosper, other countries will soon follow. The EU is doomed.
Brussels wants the UK to agree to a 'level playing field' ahea of crunch trade talks (Image: GETTY)
Boris Johnson has been urged to walk away from the EU's trade talks by some Express readers (Image: GETTY)
And a third exasperated Briton accused the bloc of bullying the UK.
They said Mr Lange’s threat proves EU bosses “think that they can dominate all EU business and when they don’t get their way they resort to bullying!”
One Brexit supporter went as far as to say the EU should act sooner rather than later with the threat to expel the Brits from the single market.
“Can you please sever it now and save us all a great deal of time and money which can be better spent?” they said.
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German MEP Bernd Lange issued a threat on behalf of the EU this week (Image: GETTY)