Brexit: There's 'no case' for returning to the EU says Starmer
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Uwe Kitzinger the first British vice president of the Commission, accused Boris Johnson of “nonsense” as he argued the former Prime Minister’s Brexit strategy was “decided over lunch”.
Speaking to Politico, he said: “There was no preparation. Most of the popular newspapers said get out; it was obvious that Mr [Boris] Johnson decided over lunch which way he was going to go.”
He added: “We should have spoken up. We all took it for granted, did not think it would happen.”
Mr Kitzinger also said that Johnson’s argument the UK would be able to easily strike international trade deals with former British colonies was “so much nonsense”.
He said: “Johnson’s argument that we could do trade with the ex-colonies better than with Europe — it’s so much nonsense, particularly given WTO rules. As members of an economic union, we had far better trade agreements with Australia, with other jurisdictions, than we can ever have after leaving. Johnson argued the opposite.”
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