Sir Tim Barrow: 'We need bold, decisive action and we won't get that from diplomats', says UKIP's Gerard Batten

Sir Tim Barrow: 'We need bold, decisive action and we won't get that from diplomats', says UKIP's Gerard Batten

Sir Tim Barrow has been appointed as the UK's ambassador to the EU

Thursday, January 5, 2017

We need bold, decisive action to leave the EU but diplomats are not going to provide this, says the UKIP MEP for London.

After Sir Ivan Rogers resigned from his position as the UK's ambassador to the EU, former ambassador to Russia Sir Tim Barrow has been appointed to take his place. 

Gerard Batten told Julia Hartley-Brewer that we need "bold decisive action," however this needs to come from people who really want to leave the European Union.

Batten said that in the past diplomats have been "spectacularly unsuccessful" at protecting British interests, and believes the Government are going about Brexit the wrong way, by asking the EU if we can leave.

Instead he thinks we should repeal the European Communities Act, which legislated for Britain's entry into the European Economic Community in 1972, and say we would like to "continue tariff-free access to the single market."

Listen to the full interview above