AN MP has accused the Prime Minister of “burning bridges” with Europe as Brexit negotiations appeared to collapse.

Hove and Portslade MP Peter Kyle said that regardless of the course Britain takes, relationships to governments across the continent have been damaged by Boris Johnson’s approach.

He was speaking after Downing Street sources claimed German President Angela Merkel had told Mr Johnson that his plans for a revised deal were “overwhelmingly unlikely”.

But as European Council President Donald Tusk accused the Prime Minister of a “stupid blame game”, Conservative Party MP for East Worthing and Shoreham suggested that negotiations have been hindered by Parliament.

Tim Loughton posted on Twitter appearing to support the view that politicians from parties such as Labour and the Liberal Democrats had not helped the UK at the negotiating table by passing the Benn Act to delay Brexit.

The law has tried to force the Prime Minister to seek a Brexit delay and one opinion Mr Loughton posted stated that it meant the EU “felt no pressure to engage seriously with the UK proposals”.

The opinion Mr Loughton appeared to support suggested that the EU is “gambling on the outcome of a UK election”.

But Peter Kyle, who has been Labour MP in Hove since 2015, said the unresolved situation is causing Government borrowing to rise.

He wrote: “Whatever happens next – deal, no deal, a referendum or revoke – we will need a productive relationship with the EU. Our government is burning bridges with the very people and institutions we need for our future security and prosperity.

“This madness must end.

“Government borrowing set to double next year whatever the Brexit outcome. No deal means national debt hitting 90 per cent of GDP, not seen since the 1960s.

“This Government is irresponsible from top to bottom.”

The row comes after EU leaders made clear that Mr Johnson’s plan to resolve issue of the Northern Ireland backstop was not a basis for an agreement.

After the telephone conversation between Mr Johnson and Mrs Merkel, Sky News reported an unnamed Number 10 source as saying: “It was a very useful clarifying moment in all sorts of ways.

“If this represents a new established position, then it means a deal is essentially impossible, not just now but ever.

“It also made clear that they are willing to torpedo the Good Friday Agreement.”