Last night, Andrew Bridgen shot down claims that the UK is dependent on the EU far more than the EU is on the UK.
He Channel 4 news presenter said: “Isn’t it the truth that the UK are going to have to Blink, that the UK needs this deal more than the EU, not least with Joe Biden in the White House and no u.s. Deal coming anytime soon.”
Andrew Bridgen firstly took aim at Joe Biden and the media narrative that Biden I’d in the Oval Office saying: “Well Joe Biden isn’t in the white house as yet.”
Mr Bridgen then tackles the interviewers claim that the UK is dependant on the EU. Bridgen said: “No deal is better than a bad deal. The EU has had the British Bulldog on a short leash the 47 years and what’s clear is they think that post Brexit we will be happy with a slightly longer chain. That won’t do, and the Prime Minister knows that won’t do.”
With this the interviewer hit back, regurgitating the old remainer doomsday scenario saying: “No deal is better than a bad deal you keep saying. The office for Budget responsibility says a No Deal would knock 2% off GDP, see the pound fall by 5% and cost more than 300,000 jobs. That’s not what Brexit is like you promised is it, that’s not the Sunlit Uplands.
Mr Bridgen didn’t accept the doomsday narrative by the remain supporting organisation saying: “Yeah, a bad deal will hamstring our economy for decades to come and have far more effect on our economy than those short-term measures, will be able to do free trade deals around the world with Economist who don’t want to set our laws for us, and impinge on our sovereignty and that’s what we should do.”
Talks will continue over the weekend between UK PM Boris Johnson and EU Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen. They said they would be taking a progress report and seeing if anything can be done to bridge and gaps from the failed negotiations so far.