PressTV-Blocking Brexit to encourage far-right groups: UK minister

UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has warned that blocking Britain’s planned withdrawal from the EU would “open the door” to extremist and far-right movements in the country.

Grayling said on Saturday that a reversal of Brexit, a decision taken after a June 2016 EU referendum, would cause some 17 million people who voted for Brexit to feel “cheated”.

“It will open the door to extremist populist political forces in this country of the kind we see in other countries in Europe,” Grayling told the Daily Mail, adding, “There’s already a nastiness and unpleasantness in our politics, more people with extreme views, more people willing to behave in an uncivilized way.”

He said if the British parliament rejects a draft Brexit deal on Tuesday and force Prime Minister Theresa May’s government to somehow cancel Brexit, some regions in the UK where many want a divorce from the EU would rebel against the established political…

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