ITV correspondent Angus Walker has revealed that he overheard the Prime Minister's Europe Advisor Olly Robbins say that the question for the House of Commons will come down to backing Mrs May's deal or an extension to Article 50. This contradicts the multiple statements from the Prime Minister which claim that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union on March 29, 2019, with a deal or no deal.
UKIP Leader Gerard Batten said,
"Contrary to what Mrs May says, the choice is the 'Not Really Leaving Deal', or we just don’t leave on March 29th. Also, the Irish backstop is a ‘bridge to the Future Relationship Agreement’ - leaving the way open for rejoining the EU a year or two later.
"Mr Robbin's blunder confirms what I have suspected since 2016 - this government has no intention of delivering a complete, unencumbered exit from the European Union.
"UKIP, the authentic party of Brexit is ready to fight a European Parliament election should Article 50 be extended. Mrs May must consider whether or not she wishes to have the worst electoral defeat in history for the Tories on her record if she doesn't deliver Brexit on March 29,2019."