This is a long worn tactic of the EU to delay and delay and possibly force other votes until the EU get their way.
What the EU do not appreciate is that these tactics only serve to increase the resolve to leave and is one of the main reasons, why I myself and I believe many others in the UK voted to leave.
In fact if I was not lied to in 1975 I would have voted to leave then, but I made the mistake of voting to remain, well I will not be fooled a second time by the irresponsible and underhand EU.
Unfortunately the young voters of today are not aware of the irresponsible nature of the EU and are taken in by the lies from the EU.
The EU only want our money and nothing else.
Initially we did not wish to join the EEC, but did wish to in 1967 but De Gaulle vetoed our application.
‘Great Britain initially declined to join the Common Market, preferring to remain with another organisation known as the European Free Trade Area, mostly consisting of the northern European countries and Portugal. By the late 1950s German and French living standards began to exceed those in Britain, and the government of Harold Macmillan, realising that the EEC was a stronger trade bloc than EFTA, began negotiations to join.
De Gaulle vetoed the British application to join the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1963, famously uttering the single word ‘non’ into the television cameras at the critical moment, a statement used to sum up French opposition towards Britain for many years afterwards. Macmillan said afterwards that he always believed that de Gaulle would prevent Britain joining, but thought he would do it quietly, behind the scenes. He later complained privately that “all our plans are in tatters”.’
We did not join until 1973 when De Gaulle was no longer in office.
In fact I now believe that De Gaulle was right and we should never have joined. But I am also in agreement with De Gaulle the the EEC should never have proceeded down the road of Political Union and should that Have been so we may have not voted to leave in 2016.
De Gaulle did not wish for political union as he feared France would lose its independence and this is my fear, now, that the UK will lose its independence if we remain.
These EU people delude themselves if they believe that the British people will simply let Brexit die. They really don’t know the British people very well do they? We have long memories & do not give in to foreign threats or intransigence. when Nigel Farage returns to Brussels with 70 Brexit MEPs they will get a flavour of what their attempts to block our decision is going to cost them. And as Corporal Jones would say: ”They won’t like it up ’em.”