DUP angry as Britain humbled into asking EU for more time

DUP angry as Britain humbled into asking EU for more time

British Prime Minister has been accused of “begging” the European Union for an extension on Brexit by a member of the DUP.

Theresa May held talks with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel over the past few days.

DUP angry as Britain humbled into asking EU for more time

It comes as British MPs and the public are split on the best way for the country to exit the EU.

However, the DUP Westminster leader Nigel Dodds has criticised Mrs May, branding the move “humiliating and embarrassing”.

Mr Dodds said: “The talks between the Prime Minister and the leaders of France and Germany is humiliating and embarrassing for the United Kingdom.

“The problems the Prime Minister is attempting to solve were not created by the decision to leave the European Union, rather the ineffective negotiations by the Prime Minister to implement that decision.

“A solution was put forward by the House of Commons on 29th January through the Brady amendment which could have charted a course by which Parliament could have supported a deal.

“Instead of treating this proposal seriously, the Prime Minister has effectively accepted the backstop and opted not to stand up to Brussels.

“Nearly three years after the referendum the UK is today effectively holding out a begging bowl to European leaders.”

DUP party leader Arlene Foster had earlier Mrs May’s leadership, telling the BBC: “She needed to be strong, she needed to show leadership, and I’m sorry to say that hasn’t been evident in these past couple of months.

“I find it quite painful to watch what’s going on at this present moment in time, it is rather humiliating that we are having to go and beg so that we can leave.”