Hague was scathing about Corbyn's ability to handle Brexit negotiations
The former Tory leader stressed that Theresa May was the only suitable option for dealing with Jean-Claude Juncker and his colleagues because Mr Corbyn has not shown the “slightest interest in planning for such talks”.
Writing in the Telegraph, Baron Hague of Richmond said: “It is obvious that a government with stronger support in Parliament will be in a better position to see off attempts by the EU Commission to divide British opinion over the exit terms.
Jeremy Corbyn and Labour have acted as if Brexit is not taking place
“This is set to be the most complex challenge for the UK in modern times, and millions of jobs are ultimately going to depend on this country being in a strong position whatever happens.
“Jeremy Corbyn and Labour have acted as if Brexit is not taking place, hoping that voters will forget that the crucial task of conducting the negotiations is about to begin only days after polling day.
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“The one way to turn leaving the EU into a certain disaster would be to put Mr Corbyn in charge of it.”
During the live “Battle for Number 10” debate Theresa May avoided putting a figure on the amount her Tory Government would be prepared to pay to leave the EU, although she did reiterate her previous slogan that that “no deal is better than a bad deal”.
A negotiation document released yesterday lays out the EU Commission's hardline stance on the UK settling its "financial obligations". The bloc wants Britain to keep lining its pockets until at least 2021, even though divorce talks are expected to be completed in 2019.
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The document fails to reveal the exact cost of the 'Brexit bill', suggesting it is willing to negotiate the outrageous demand of £85billion (€100billion).
Theresa May has the leverage to negotiate properly with the EU according to William Hague
Lord Hague continued: “When Jean-Claude Juncker and his colleagues demand €100billion from the British taxpayer as part of an exit deal, they will be up against Theresa May saying that in that case there will be no deal and they will not receive a single cent once we have left.
“There will be leverage on both sides: Britain’s leverage against the demand for money comes from threatening to walk away, leaving a massive hole in the EU budget.”
The EU yesterday revealed a document outlining their hardline Brexit stance
The lifetime peer was scathing in his prediction that Mr Corbyn would “throw away virtually every advantage we possess” and that he had no interest in being an ally to the EU.
Lord Hague added: “Under Mr Corbyn, Britain would no longer be part of a Western world that believes in its own values and in defending them. He would not be ready to order a strike against a leading terrorist. He has refused to condemn the IRA unequivocally.
“He would neuter our own nuclear deterrent by being unable to countenance its use. His call to work for ‘peace not hate’ is in reality a way of justifying being unwilling to defend Western countries and his own hatred of many aspects of the society in which he has spent his life.”