Brexit: Nigel Farage insists disruption will be ‘short term’
Nigel Farage hit out at the European Union for trying to preserve its “little empire” as he commented on any post-Brexit disruption. The Brexit Party leader explained Britain will become a “magnet for massive global investment” if the country is in charge of its rules and regulations. It comes as Brexit talks have been extended by both leaders.
Speaking to LBC, Mr Farage said: “Any disruption caused by Brexit will be tiny.
“We know at the end of the day the European Union are battling to preserve their little empire.”
He added: “There may be some short term disruption, when you move house there is short term disruption, any big change in life will bring short term disruption.”
It comes as talks on a post-Brexit trade deal will continue, Boris Johnson has agreed with European Union chiefs.
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The Prime Minister spoke to European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen to extend the deadline for negotiations to continue.
In a joint statement they agreed to “go the extra mile” in an effort to find a solution after almost a year of negotiations.
The statement said: “We had a useful phone call this morning. We discussed the major unresolved topics.
“Our negotiating teams have been working day and night over recent days.
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“And despite the exhaustion after almost a year of negotiations, despite the fact that deadlines have been missed over and over we think it is responsible at this point to go the extra mile.
“We have accordingly mandated our negotiators to continue the talks and to see whether an agreement can even at this late stage be reached.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday everything should be done to reach a trade deal between the European Union and Britain.
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“Every opportunity to reach a deal is highly welcome,” she said at a news conference in Berlin.
Labour has urged the Government to seal a trade deal with the EU after the two sides agreed to carry on negotiating.
A party spokesman said: “The Conservatives promised the British people that they had an oven-ready deal and that they would get Brexit done.
“The Government needs to deliver on that promise, get us the deal and allow us to move on as a country.”
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