Brexit vote: Boris Johnson told on live TV that the EU will not renegotiate backstop

Last night in the Commons, Theresa May won a vote to return to Brussels and renegotiate the Northern Ireland backstop with the European Union and come up with a new Brexit deal.

This should have been seen as some sort of victory for the government as, in theory, they could go back to the EU and get the Brexit that they wanted. The EU didn't see it that way.

Within minutes of the voting results being announced, Donald Tusk's spokesperson released a statement declaring that "the withdrawal agreement is not open for renegotiation".

The EU's Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt added that there was "no majority to reopen or dilute [the deal]", with Emmanuel Macron and the Irish government echoing similar statements.

What should have been a significant victory for the government was put to bed quicker than a Jacob Rees-Mogg coop attempt, but Boris Johnson didn't seem to learn of this until he was live on Sky News.

Speaking to Beth Rigby, Johnson was ecstatic that May could now get the deal she wanted, but was cut-off mid-sentence and read Tusk's reply. Needless to say, his face told a thousand stories.

Picture: Sky News

This is literally the look of a man who is stuck in a never-ending nightmare of his own making and it is increasingly getting worse and worse.

Needless to say, the internet took great pleasure in Johnson's exasperated expression and his own delusion slowly dawned upon him.

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