Tories to hire EU staff after Brexit deadline date

Tory MEPs are hiring staff in Brussels despite Boris Johnson’s “do or die” to quit the EU.

If Britain leaves on October 31st all its MEPs will be out of a job.

The new job for an interns start on November 1st.

Liberal Democrat MEP Caroline Voaden said:

“It is ironic that the Conservatives are trying to recruit an intern to join their team and ‘nurture the relationship between the EU and the Conservative Party’.”

However, a Conservative MEPs spokesperson denied the job posting showed the party was planning for a Brexit delay.

They said:

“The ECR Group is recruiting an intern from the UK as part of an ongoing scheme to maintain ties now and post-Brexit with the Conservative Party – as the advert makes clear.”


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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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