Brexit triumph: Redwood says Britain WILL be ‘global leader’ without EU ‘holding us back’

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Mr Redwood told Episode two of Brexit Unlocked that the UK’s exit from the European Union is a huge opportunity. The Conservative MP also hit out at Remainers and added he and his colleagues were determined to prove them wrong. 

Mr Redwood said: “I think this is a huge opportunity and I am just waiting for the day we can say at last we are a free independent sovereign country.

“At last we can make our own mind up, at last we can have those jobs and natural resources that are properly ours.

“It is what the British people want, control of our borders, control of our laws, control of our fish, surely it is not asking too much.

“This mad idea that all Remainers have that the fifth or sixth largest economy in the world and one of the most important ancient democracies that has always been able to modernise and improve, is no longer capable of self-government.

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“I and my colleagues wish to prove them wrong, we are mightily capable of self-government.

“We are capable of global leadership and it has been the EU that has been holding us back.”

Earlier this week the Trade Secretary told the House of Commons that Brexit will result in multiple trade deal opportunities for the UK because “we are global Britain”.

Liz Truss shut down Labour’s Emily Thornberry over her criticism of the trade deal agreed between the UK and Japan.

Ms Truss said: “The honourable lady tries to compare and contrast the EU and Japan, we can have both deals, we are global Britain.

“We want to have deals with CTPTP, with the United States, the EU and Canada.

“I believe that is absolutely possible, but I am afraid to say the honourable lady still seems to want to relitigate the EU referendum.

“In 2016 the people of Britain decide, it is time for her to get behind it.”

Ms Truss said in her opening statement to the House of Commons: “The UK-Japan comprehensive economic partnership agreement is a major moment in our national history.

“It shows that economic powerhouses like Japan want ambitious deals with the UK and it shows the UK can succeed as an independent trading nation.

“It shows that we can strike deals that go faster and further than the EU.”

She added: “Securing this Japan deal is a key stepping stone towards joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, one of the world’s largest free trade areas covering 13 percent of the global economy and £110 billion worth of trade. Accession is vital to our future interests.”

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