ANDREW PIERCE on how MPs are not letting a bit of Brexit chaos get in the way of their Easter break

Mail Online | 4/16/2019 | Andrew Pierce for the Daily Mail
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Given his role as the European Parliament’s Brexit co-ordinator it’s rare that he says anything us Britons agree with.

But yesterday Guy Verhofstadt spoke for many when he warned that Britain’s dithering MPs are once again running down the clock until the next No Deal Brexit cliff-edge in October.

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Mr Verhofstadt had a point. While we’re all working, the Commons has shut down for an 11-day Easter recess, and dozens of MPs, who have stymied Brexit and reduced Britain to an international laughing stock, are tweeting merrily about their holidays without a care in the world.

Quite who’ll be interested in these snaps with their trite messages is anyone’s guess.

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Take Tory Luke Graham, a Tory MP who did not waste any time flying out of Britain, publishing a picture of himself beside a tulip-bed in Amsterdam with an expansive gesture and a wide grin.

Meanwhile, eyebrows were raised at the veteran Conservative MP Sir Bernard Jenkin’s decision to go on holiday in Belgium, the procedural heart of the EU.

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Sir Bernard, a leading figure in the arch-Brexiteer European Research Group (ERG) of Tory MPs – many of whom staunchly opposed the Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement – is on a sightseeing tour of Ghent, less than an hour from Brussels.

‘I thought Belgium would be the last place anyone would expect to see Bernard Jenkin,’...
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