Following the announcement that Britain has been offered an EU membership extension until Halloween, Alex Mayer MEP said:
“I welcome the extension, otherwise we would have crashed out of the European Union without a deal today which would have been a disaster for the economy.
“Now we need to use the next six months productively and not let the Tories squander this time on an internal leadership contest. The future of the country is so much more important than that.
“Let is use this pause for a proper national conversation. After all by the next deadline it will be nearly three and a half years since the EU referendum. It is time to put this back to the people and give them a final say.”