Sputnik spoke with UKIP London Assembly member David Kurten for more insight on the issue.
Sputnik: Would a no deal Brexit be as bad as remainers seem to think?
David Kurten: No, of course, it wouldn’t be anywhere near as bad as they are trying to make out. They use the language, that if we go out on WTO rules, we’re going to be crashing out and this simply isn’t true because the same people; they said so many things before the referendum which weren’t true.
They said that the Calais Jungle is going to move from France to Dover, they said that families are going to be four and a half thousand pounds a year worse off, they said that three million jobs are going to be lost, and none of those things came true.
Yes, we’ll have to adapt, but Britain’s got a thousand year’s history or more of adapting to situations, so there’s no problem with WTO rules at all.
Sputnik: Do you think that Theresa May is deliberately stalling the vote on her deal and Brexit negotiations as a whole?
David Kurten: I think she may actually, genuinely believe that over the next four weeks that she’s delayed the vote in parliament, that she can actually convince more MPs to vote for her dreadful withdrawal agreement.
It’s the worst deal in history, and I really think she’s deluded if she thinks she can do that. You’ve got people who are Brexiteers, and people who are remainers, and the Labour Party all saying that they will vote against it.
There’s no way she’s going to get that through parliament, nobody wants her withdrawal agreement, it’s worse than staying in the EU because of this backstop that we can’t get out of. Nobody’s going to go for it, it’s really going to die on its feet when it comes back to parliament.
David Kurten: We should’ve had a Brexiteer in charge from day one, or at least someone who could negotiate for this country well. What’s happened is that the EU has been brilliant at negotiating and they’ve thrown all these obstacles in the way, not least the Irish border situation which is not really any problem to deal with.
Theresa May has been a terrible negotiator, she campaigned to remain and now has come up with this dreadful deal which is no good to anybody, so if we had a proper Brexiteer in; we wouldn’t be in this mess that we’re in right now.
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