Rishi Sunak rejects Von Der Leyen’s comments over Brexit, leaving many people questioning his what his stance on Europe is.
Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, claimed that the UK could be on a path to rejoining the European Union.
Von der Leyen admitted that European leaders had “goofed up” over the departure of Britain from the bloc and suggested the younger generation could “fix” it.
Asked if the UK could ever rejoin the EU, she replied: “I must say, I keep telling my children: ‘You have to fix it. We goofed it up, you have to fix it.’ So I think here too, the direction of travel – my personal opinion – is clear.”
Sunak Rejects Von Der Leyen
However, Sunak’s official spokesperson told reporters at Westminster: “It’s through our Brexit freedoms that we are, right now, considering how to further strengthen our migration system.
“It is through our Brexit freedoms we are ensuring patients in the UK can get access to medicines faster, that there is improved animal welfare. That is very much what we are focused on.”
The spokesperson added: “We have a prime minister that championed Brexit before it was in his career interests to do so because he believes in it passionately. We are very focused on making a success of it.”
Sunak Rejects Von Der Leyen comes as there have been some movement in Gibraltar.
Spain is ready to sign a deal on the post-Brexit status of Gibraltar as early as Wednesday, the country’s foreign minister, José Manuel Albares, said before a meeting in Brussels with his British counterpart, David Cameron, reports The Guardian.
José Manuel Albares said: “We are getting close and closer. All that remains are specific aspects. Most of the agreement is already agreed.”
“What was on the table was a “global agreement on aspects governing the daily life of Gibraltar and Campo de Gibraltar and [a proposal] to consolidate this area of shared prosperity”.