Brexit: Top Leave campaigner says 'EU is a bit like Donald Trump'

Brexit Bill: 'You’d expect the EU to make lots of noise, they’re a bit like Donald Trump' says Leave Means Leave Co-Chair Richard Tice

EU officials have claimed a bill of roughly £50 billion will need to be paid by the UK as it leaves the bloc

Thursday, March 30, 2017

A prominent Leave campaigner has likened the EU to Donald Trump due to its insistence on a so-called "divorce bill."

Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, has said a bill of roughly £50 billion will have to be paid by the UK to cover existing liabilities. 

The UK Government, particularly Brexit Secretary David Davis, has said no such fee will be paid. 

Richard Tice, the co-chair of the Leave Means Leave campaign group, dismissed the idea that the UK owes such a sum in an interview with James Max. 

He said: "All this talk of £50 billion is typical scaremongering by the EU. 

"When you join a gym, you have a notice period when you leave it. For the EU, it’s two years. That’s all we pay.

"You’d expect the EU to make lots of noise at their end. They’re a bit like Donald Trump, making a load of noise [during] negotiations.

"Frankly you just ignore most of it. I suspect we’ll be quite bored of this and we’ll wait and see what unfolds."

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