Nigel Farage, the former UKIP and Brexit Party leader, says Boris Johnson has “done what he said he’d do” in delivering Brexit.
He adds: “On the big picture, I suspect on some of the detail, such as we’ll be back in charge of our fisheries, history may judge some of those aspects a little more harshly. “But on the big stuff, the war is over. It has gone on for decades in this country…
“Now we’re out, arguably with a new treaty that’s closer to a partnership agreement. It’s not perfect, but goodness me it’s still progress.”
The first Brexit secretary David Davis has been speaking this morning about the potential trade talks breakthrough, but is unhappy that MPs may only get one day to read a document that reportedly stretches to 2,000 pages.
“I actually did text Boris. I don’t really like the idea that parliament will have to agree a 2,000 page deal in one day,” he tells LBC.
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“Some of us have seen this coming for a long time, the Europeans aren’t going to decide by 31 December.
“You may remember the Walloon parliament [in Belgium] held up the Canadian free trade agreement six months after the event. I don’t like the idea that Westminster will have less time to look at this deal than the Walloon parliament will.”
Asked if the PM responded to his message, Mr Davis said: “He hasn’t yet, I suspect he was a bit busy.”