Wopke Hoekstra said the only nations to benefit from the UK’s gruelling departure from the EU will be Europe’s biggest rivals Beijing and Moscow, Bloomberg reports. Mr Hoekstra said in an interview in Bucharest: “The only countries that benefit are Russia and China and for us it’s truly tragic that the largest military power is leaving the EU. “But it truly is a tragedy and is bad news for everyone involved.” The news comes after Prime Minister Theresa May sparked outrage asking for yet another Article 50 extension from the EU, this time until June 30.
This followed talks with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, another act she was widely condemned for by Brexiteers and even Remainers in her Tory Party.
The talks came amid her controversial withdrawal agreement being rejected in three shocking meaningful votes in the House of Commons.