‘Britain will NOT be under siege!’ Professor TRASHES ‘ridiculous’ no deal Remainer claims

BRITAIN will not be “under siege” with a no deal Brexit, professor Stefan Auer has said as he hit out at the “ridiculous” Remainer “horror scenarios”.

Professor of European Studies Stefan Auer said it is unlikely there will be a “complete fall out” as a result of a no Brexit deal because it is “not in the interests of the EU”.

Speaking on CNBC, Mr Auer said: “Personally I don’t think it is going to happen. I mean, these kind of horror scenarios when we hear from Remainers that there will be food shortages, there will be planes stranded at Heathrow.

“I think that is ridiculous. Britain is not going to be under siege. The EU is not its enemy.

“It’s not going to face sanctions and the modern economies are far too resilient not to deal with external shocks that any kind of no deal scenario would certainly create.”

The EU expert rubbished Remainer fears of a no deal Brexit, warning that “shots would work on both sides” for the UK and the Brussels bloc.

He added: “If you look at the history of the eurozone crisis – mismanagement, right? Whatever happened, happened five minutes after midnight or at 4am?

“The deal makers are pressured by the markets. Now the pressure is larger it is self-imposed. So, I can well imagine that the deadlines – we already had one deadline moved – it was meant to have happened by October and now it is postponed to November.

“So the deadlines are going to be postponed and some kind of fudge will be reached. I don’t see a complete fall out.

“That’s not in the interests of the EU.”

Theresa May’s Chequers plans is coming under increasing strain from within her own party and outside it, with European Union chief negotiator rejecting her plans as “illegal, insane and impractical”.

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier ruled out any special economic relationship with the UK and warned that to do so would unravel the entire “European project”.

Mr Barnier told German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that the British “have a choice”.

Mr Barnier said: “They could stay in the single market, like Norway, which is also not a member of the EU, but they would then have to accept all the regulations and make contributions to European solidarity.

“But if we let the British cherrypick which of our regulations to follow, that would have serious consequence: all sorts of other third countries could insist that we offer them the same deal.”

On Monday, Boris Johnson blasted the Prime Minister’s plans for Brexit forcing Number 10 into a public attack on the former Foreign Secretary.

Mr Johnson said the Chequers proposal offers Britain “two thirds of diddly squat” and the “inevitable outcome” if negotiations continue as they are will be a “victory for the EU”.