PUBLISHED: 13:58, Wed, Jan 8, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:24, Wed, Jan 8, 2020
Andrew Neil and Tory MP Crispin Blunt engaged in a heated clash regarding how the UK would engage with the EU for trade talks. While hosting BBC Politics Live Mr Neil argued the UK would have to listen to the EU’s rules and regulation if they want to engage in trade. However, Mr Blunt insisted the UK would not hand the “power” back to Brussels after successfully leaving the bloc.
He added the UK was capable of setting their own standards for workers rights, environmental and employment regulations.
Mr Neil said: “If we are going to export things to the European Union, whether you have a free trade deal or not you have to comply with EU regulations.
“Just like the cars we export to America, we don’t have a free trade deal, we would have to comply with the highest emission standards in America, that is what trade is.
“That is a different matter.
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Britain will REFUSE to bow down to EU in future trade talks claims MP in Andrew Neil clash (Image: BBC)
Crispin Blunt and Andrew Neil clashed on how the UK would deal with trade talks with the EU (Image: bbc)
“What if the Europeans say for the UK to trade with them in a free trade agreement, our environmental standards, workers rights standards, wherever you are exporting, have to conform with Europe.
“What do we say?”