Brexiteer Richard Tice says Theresa May has capitulated to Michel Barnier and Jean-Claude Juncker

Brexiteer Richard Tice says 'Theresa May has capitulated to Michel Barnier and Jean-Claude Juncker'

Theresa May has made a last minute deal with the EU

Friday, December 8, 2017

Brexiteer Richard Tice has said that Theresa May has capitulated to Michel Barnier and Jean-Claude Juncker following the Brexit 'breakthrough.'

Tice is the co-chair of Leave Means Leave and spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer this morning, after Theresa May struck a last minute deal with the European Union to move the Brexit negotiations on to trade talks.

It has been agreed that the UK will keep "full alignment" with rules of the Internal Market and the Customs Union. Citizens rights will be protected and there will be a financial settlement which is "fair to the British taxpayer."

Tice told Julia "people shouldn’t be jumping up for joy" and "what we cannot allow is to still be negotiating a free trade deal during the transition period because there will be no incentive for the EU to agree one."

He thinks there is a "huge risk of a permanent transition so we leave in name only" and believes "the timetable has got to be continually accelerated."

He added: "The alignment issue or equivalent should only apply to UK exports to the European Union we must be able to deregulate for our domestic economy on our domestic regulation."

Tice also believes "our negotiating team have continually lost these debates" and "because of our weak negotiating team we’ve agreed to pay far more billions and billions of pounds than was necessary."

The leave supporter claims he's worried about "the role of the civil servants in all of this, they have basically taken control of this process."

Listen to the full interview above