A Brexit Party MEP has raised concerns that the UK will no longer have a voice in Europe on her last day sitting in the EU parliament.
June Mummery tweeted to announce she had attended the penultimate session of the European parliament’s fisheries committee to include British MEPs.
“The big question now is, who will be here to hold these people to account while they still control Britain’s waters, but the UK has no representation?”
The tweet has since gone viral, prompting several bewildered responses from people on social media.
“Erm…” simply replied Seb Dance, a Labour MEP.
“You really should have thought of that before,” said James Brown.
“Brexit Party MEP complains about Brexit stripping UK of influence in EU,” wrote another.
“THIS IS LITERALLY WHAT YOU VOTED FOR” complained Emma Kennedy.
I will never get over this tweet.— Dr. Jennifer Cassidy (@OxfordDiplomat) January 20, 2020
It’s the final day of UK in EU Parliament
A Brexit MEP
ONLY NOW IS
worried about how Britain’s interests will be represented once it’s no longer in the EU.
Rarely do you see such absolute absurdity portrayed in 280 characters. pic.twitter.com/4eRmHF9r9y
A Brexit Party spokesperson said Mrs Mummery was commenting on the deficiencies of the so-called “transition period” in the tweet, rather than Brexit itself.
The UK will enter a transition period after leaving on January 31.
During this time, Britain will continue to take EU rules, accept rulings from the European Court of Justice and trade with the bloc as it has done as a full member.
The Government will also continue to contribute to the EU’s budget in the transition period.