Brexit denier Heseltine dubbed ‘arrogant and hysterical’ after EU doomsday rant

BREXIT villain Lord Heseltine issued a "hysterical" rant about the UK's new trade deal with the EU, which has been shut down by a leading trade unionist who told Express.co.uk the Tory peer is "arrogant".

PUBLISHED: 12:48, Tue, Jan 5, 2021 | UPDATED: 13:40, Tue, Jan 5, 2021

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Brexit: Lord Heseltine says he is ‘angry’ at ‘trauma’ of situation

The UK is now five days into being an independent country, free of its ties to the EU. So-called "teething problems" have surfaced, as the UK and EU get to grips with their new relationship, having been wedded for 47 years. Some EU specialist online retailers have said they will no longer deliver to the UK because of tax changes, which came into force on January 1.

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The Government has admitted that things will at first be "unsettled" as the new policies are rolled-out.

Travellers heading for Spain, the Netherlands and Sweden have been held up at borders, as problems with proof of residency arose.

Now the Brexit debate is over, many hope the intense squabbles and bickering between those who voted Remain and Leave in 2016 will now come to an end.

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Others, like Lord Heseltine, the former Conservative Deputy Prime Minister under John Major, and arch-Remainer, however, have refused to give up the fight.

Lord Heseltine: The Tory Lord insisted that the UK will rejoin the EU in the futureLord Heseltine: The Tory Lord insisted that the UK will rejoin the EU in the future (Image: GETTY)

Brexit: Some British supermarkets abroad have experienced shortages due to new legislationBrexit: Some British supermarkets abroad have experienced shortages due to new legislation (Image: GETTY)

In the final days of 2020, Lord Heseltine compared the deal with the Treaty of Versailles, the agreement which brought World War 1 to an end, but effectively marked the short road to World War 2, as Germany became squeezed and weak by its European counterparts.

He quoted French General, Marshal Foch, who said of the Treaty: "This is not peace, this is an armistice for 20 years."

He went on to claim, as he has previously, that future generations of Britain will "come to resent this country’s marginalisation in the corridors of European power".

He concluded that: "We will hold the Brexiteers to account – a new generation will seek to re-join the EU.

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Versailles Treaty: The text marked the end of WW1 but signalled the short-road to WW2Versailles Treaty: The text marked the end of WW1 but signalled the short-road to WW2 (Image: GETTY)

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His comments were met with fierce criticism from those who demanded Lord Heseltine and other staunch Remainers refrained from their "arrogant" approach to the debate.

Paul Embery, a leading trade unionist and Labour member, told Express.co.uk that the Tory peer’s comments were a continuation of those hoping to push a doomsday narrative of Brexit.

He said: "Lord Heseltine's comments are typical of the type of hysterical catastrophising we have seen from anti-Brexit establishment figures.

"They look upon the Brexit vote as an aberration, and arrogantly

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