'No!' - Ann Widdecombe takes a decisive stance on free movement of people from Europe

'No!' - Ann Widdecombe takes a decisive stance on free movement of people from Europe

The former MP made it very clear where she stood

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Ann Widdecombe has made it very clear where she stands on freedom of movement from Europe. 

This will be a key factor to discuss in the UK's upcoming exit negotiations from the European Union, and it will be crucial as it could potentially affect Britain's position within economic markets. 

Widdecombe, the former MP for Maidstone and The Weald, was decisively against free movement – even interrupting Julia Hartley-Brewer mid-question to make herself clear.

"No!" she said. "Immigration plays a very big issue. 

"Whether or not we carry on with free movement of people is a crucial aspect of these negotiations. 

"We have said no, it was one of the big reasons for voting Brexit. We don't carry on having to accept uncontrolled free movement of people coming in from Europe. 

"We just say no, non, nein, nie, whatever language you put it in, no!"

The novelist insisted that the negotiations with the EU and the invocation of Article 50 should begin immediately. 

"At the moment, the most crucial thing to start negotiating with Europe," she said. "We can't do that until we implement Article 50 – get that done.

"The country needs an answer. It doesn't need to be in limbo until October."