Brexit: Andrew Bridgen praises trade deal with the EU
Mr Bridgen told LBC the deal agreed by the UK’s Prime Minister and his chief Brexit negotiator is far better than the Government thought they would ever get. The European Research Group member added that Mr Johnson and Lord Frost have played a blinder for Britain.
Mr Bridgen said: “From what I can see of it, it is a far better deal than we thought we would ever get.
“I think you have got to bear in mind that as a Eurosceptic for decades and someone who campaigned for the referendum originally if back in 2015 someone had said to me that in 2020, we are going to be in a position to take back control of our money, laws, borders and we can have our own free trade deals around the world I would have snapped your hands off for that.
“I think we have got to keep things into perspective.”
He added: “To be honest I think the Prime Minister and Lord Frost have played a blinder for the UK.”
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On Christmas Eve it was announced that the UK and EU had struck an agreement regarding the terms of a free trade agreement.
The announcement marked the end of years of trade talks between Britain and the trading bloc.
The trade deal has yet to be ratified by the European or UK Parliament ahead of the December 31 2020 deadline.
This morning, the Chancellor of the Exchequer hailed the impact the UK Government’s post-Brexit trade agreement will have on the future of Britain.
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Mr Sunak said: “It has obviously been a difficult year and a difficult winter but people should know that the Government is continuing to work hard to protect British businesses and families through this difficult time.
“There is light at the end of the tunnel with the vaccine.
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“I am confident that if we pitch in together, we will get through this as we have done through this year.
“We can look forward to a brighter future, especially now the deal with our European friends and partners is concluded.
“That gives us a strong platform to look forward optimistically, put the divisions of the past behind us and embrace our future with confidence and optimism.
“As we hopefully get through coronavirus we can start rebuilding and create prosperity for British families up and down the country.”
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