The statesman has been a vocal advocate of Brexit and argued Britain had nothing to dread from life beyond the EU as Prime Minister of Australia Mr Abbott served between 2013 and 2015.
He also earned a reputation for holding viewpoints, particularly concerning climate change and migration. He is reported to be one of several global “friends” of Britain that will head Britain’s Board of Trade as joint President. In this capacity, Tony will assist the British Government.
Talking to The Sun that a Whitehall source said: “We’re thrilled to have him on board” Mr Abbott has created a reputation as an outspoken supporter of Brexit and has contended EU membership controlled Britain’s potential. Speaking in the Oxford Union debating society year, he cautioned failure to honour the 2016 referendum outcome would be a “defeat on an epic scale, hardly matched since the Norman invasion”.
Spanish Armada, the German Kaiser and the emperor, won against Napoleon, against Louis XIV, against William II, and then against Hitler. “This nation did not need Europe – it saved Europe.” “That is what is crying out now for remembrance, amidst all of the declinism and defeatism – because if Brexit fails, Britain fails.”
“Get this done. Get. This. Done. That is what Britain has to do today.” Britain voted to leave the EU in June 2016 by a margin of 51% of the vote from 49 percent. The withdrawal was postponed several times before eventually taking place at the end of January following Boris Johnson’s December election victory. However, Britain currently remains in a transition interval significance many EU rules and regulations continue to apply whilst the united kingdom still pays to the EU budget.
This period is supposed to finish in the year’s end, leaving Britain free to chart a new path. However, talks are deadlocked over state aid, fishing rights and regulatory gaps.
This implies British firms may face additional regulatory hurdles when the transition period stops at the end of the year. Britain’s chief negotiator David Frost concurred, stating there had been “little progress” on disputes over fishing entry to UK waters and state aid rules.