Brexit won't affect the future of the European Union, says former Tory MP Nick de Bois

Germany's Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi have met to discuss Brexit

The leaders of three of the EU's most powerful countries met yesterday

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Former Conservative MP Nick de Bois believes Brexit won't affect the future of the EU as the bloc's "colossal structural issues" will remain.

De Bois was speaking after German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi met yesterday to discuss the aftermath of Brexit.

The three leaders met on an aircraft carrier off Italian island Ventotene, for the first in a series of meetings. Merkel will be meeting eight more European member state leaders in the next few days.

The campaign manager for Zac Goldsmith, De Bois, believes the future of the European Union won't "have anything to do with Brexit, I think they still have the colossal structural issues that they've always had.

"I don't want to see a collapse in the European Union because that would be a disaster for everyone around the world.

"We're always so busy in your own country, when you just look at things from your own point of view," he explained. "Angela Merkel, why does she believe so passionately in the freedom of movement? It's because she lived in communist East Germany, where you could not move around.

"Sometimes we don't try and understand what motivates people, but that is what will help you."

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