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Germany and France must do THIS for EU ‘survival’ or other nations will follow Brexit

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The Conservative MP for Great Grimsby Lia Nici told Express.co.uk that the major countries in the European Union such as Germany and France must understand that other nations within the trading bloc want to be more involved. Ms Nici added that many European countries will be looking at how Brexit works for the United Kingdom.  

The Conservative MP said: “I think if the EU is going to survive the major countries like Germany and France need to understand that other countries want to be more involved and they want to be equal partners.

“That is really what us leaving the EU is all about.

“You don’t stay a member of a club when the club doesn’t work for you anymore.

“We know that there will be many countries across Europe that will be looking to see how Brexit works for us.

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“I wouldn’t be surprised if we weren’t the only country to make the choice we have done in the future.”

During the same interview with Express.co.uk Ms Lici told Michel Barnier to “wind his neck in” and get on with sensible negotiations over a post-Brexit trade deal.

The Conservative MP stated that Mr Barnier is full of bluster and threats regarding Britain’s fishing waters.

Ms Nici also warned the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator that the UK holds the cards during the trade talks.  

In June 2016 the UK voted to leave the European Union.

The UK officially left the European Union at the end of January this year.

Britain is currently in a transition period until the end of 2020 with the EU while the government negotiates a free trade deal with the bloc.

The transition will come to an end at the end of 2020. Boris Johnson has ruled out extending the transition period, despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis.



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