Lord Tebbit exposes Europe’s ‘alarming’ contempt for democracy in damning bloc analysis

Lord Tebbit exposes Europe’s ‘alarming’ contempt for democracy in damning bloc analysis

Former Chairman of the Conservative Party, Lord Norman Tebbit, revealed to Express.co.uk the most “alarming” thing he saw in the European Economic Community (EEC). Lord Tebbit served in Margaret Thatcher’s Cabinet from 1981 to 1987. The peer said the Iron Lady realised that the European Union “wouldn’t work” and was “brought down” by pro-European Tories for refusing to acquiesce.

Lord Tebbit also argued Remainers neglect the good the UK could do with Brexit.

He criticised reports that argue Brexit will result in the UK growing less fast without taking into account the things it will make better.

The peer said: “You get these guys who issue great reports about how after Brexit we wouldn’t grow as fast and we wouldn’t do as well and all the rest of it.

“But they do not take into account what we could do to make things work better.”

He said: “We want to be out of the European Union in order to be able to run our own affairs.

“Okay, what are going to be our priorities when we are out?

“Of course, we will need to negotiate trade agreements with other countries and indeed to negotiate the trade agreements that we need with our friends in the EU.

“The Germans want to sell us motor cars, the French want to sell us cheese and wine.

“It is not as good as our cheese and wine these days but never mind, we should give them a chance. So we have to have those reciprocal arrangements.”

Published at Thu, 30 Jan 2020 12:28:00 +0000