BREXITEER John Redwood went wild with Angela Merkel and called on the EU to finally understand that Great Britain wants to be independent.
Tory MP John Redwood furiously railed Chancellor Angela Merkel over the Brexit trade deal. Speaking to Martin Daubney and Belinda de Lucy from Brexit Unlocked, Redwood said the British were fed up with the EU. He argued that Britain does not want to be partially affiliated with the EU, but rather a separate entity trading with the bloc.
Ms. de Lucy said: “It was only recently reported that Angela Merkel came out and reacted to Boris Johnson’s testimony.
“She said okay, we’ll consider compromising on an equal footing.
“But do you think that compromising on a level playing field is really in the UK’s best interests?”
Mr Redwood noted that Ms Merkel’s comments did not acknowledge that the UK is determined to be a separate nation from the EU.
Mr Redwood said: “As far as I understand the Prime Minister’s statement, he is saying that we are not looking for a compromise on state aid, EU courts and the capture of our fish.
“It’s not that we want you to grab a little less, we want to be an independent country.
“What does Merkel not understand about this? She is a smart woman. “
Mr Redwood also highlighted the biggest problem he had with Mrs Merkel’s response to Boris’ speech.
He said: “Ms. Merkel implied that Britain can be a little bit independent, that we can be a little bit more independent.
“No, Ms. Merkel, we are either independent or under your court or your laws through the European Union.
“We, the British people, were absolutely certain that we were tired of your courts, laws, economic rules and tariffs for the rest of the world and that we wanted to do these things for ourselves.
“So Ms. Merkel, we are either free and independent. In this case we can conclude a free trade agreement with you.
“Or you don’t want us to be one of those things and we’re out of here, we’re going away and we have our own destiny.”
It did so after Boris Johnson gave a speech on Friday calling on companies to prepare for a no-deal Brexit.
He claimed that the country was now closer to the “Australian solution”.
Although he did not say the UK is completely moving away from the talks, he insisted that the EU must fundamentally change the way it approaches the talks.