2018 Will See “Big Change” in Brexit Debate – Farage Reports Back
Following his morning meeting with Michael Brainer, Nigel Farage has told the BBCs Daily Politics programme that he “clearly did not” understand that the EU’s open borders policy was a massive driver of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. Mr Brainer was unfailingly “polite” and coffee was offered, the former UKIP leader reported, but totally uncomprehending when it came to understanding the British position. The “disappointing thing” opined Mr Farage was that “nobody from the British government” has explained this to him and “no progress” on this issue.
However, what Mr Farage found really interesting was the discussion he had with Mr Brainer regarding trade. When he turned to discussing the inclusion of services and financial services in any deal, Mr Brainer’s “whole body language changed.”;
“He stiffened up and said no, this will not be happening”.
This led to Mr Farage predicting a “big change” in the Brexit debate in 2018 with more business leaders saying that we should leave on WTO terms and “not waste years and years on this”. He insisted it was “now time for Barnier to give something” but he “wasn’t in that mood this morning”.
In regards to the current situation in UKIP, Mr Farage responded by enunciating Mr Boltons CV and noted that this “would not be reported on” but the affair with Jo Marney would. He said that in the short term things would be “awkward” for Mr Bolton but in a stinging sideswipe at his lack of achievement in the role noted “at least now his name will be known”.