Brexit: Martin Daubney says he’s ‘raising two fingers to Brussels’
Former Brexit Party MEP Martin Daubney ridiculed EU leaders, after European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen admitted that a no deal Brexit is now the likeliest outcome. Mr Daubney, who now hosts Unlocked, celebrated the news on Channel 5’s Jeremy Vine Show, suggesting he will “raise a glass to Brexit and two fingers to Brussels” at Christmas. The Jeremy Vine panel had been discussing whether a no deal Brexit “would ruin Christmas plans”.
He said: “It will come as zero surprise to you and the viewers, it would not only make my Christmas, it would make the year.
“It would make the past four and a half years of fighting for the 17.4 million and the democratic will of the country completed worthwhile.
“I will be with my mother and father, I’ve only seen them once this year, they are both passionate Brexiteers.
“I will embrace them and we will celebrate. We will raise a glass to Brexit and two fingers to Brussels.”
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The former MEP went on to condemn the EU’s behaviour in the negotiations, saying: “All they have done for the last four and a half years is try to humiliate, not negotiate.
“This will be a victory. But, this is Christmas, there is a lot of pantomime still to go, Jeremy. This isn’t over until it’s over.”
Mr Daubney, who raised two fingers in his rallying cry, later apologised on Twitter.
He tweeted: “I just got told off live on-air for flicking a V-sign to Brussels on Jeremy Vine.
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“Apologies to all (except Brussels).”
During his appearance, he added: “Tune into the Daily Express Facebook page tonight at 5.30pm today for Brexit Unlocked.
“We have a cracking line-up of guests including Ann Widdecombe, John Redwood and Ben Habib.”
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Last night, Boris Johnson said there was a “strong possibility” the UK will fail to strike a post-Brexit trade deal with the EU.
Speaking for the first time since a crunch meeting with Ms von der Leyen in Brussels, the Prime Minister said “now is the time” for firms and people to prepare for a no deal outcome.
Time is running out to reach an agreement before the UK stops following EU trade rules on 31 December.
Weeks of intensive talks between officials have failed to overcome obstacles in key areas, including competition rules and fishing rights.
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