LEADING Brexiteer Daniel Hannan has clearly outlined exactly how the UK will prosper outside of the European Union during a fiery debate with a Labour MP.
The Conservative MEP highlighted the markets the United Kingdom can trade with once it has cut ties with the European Union.
During the encounter on Sunday Politics, Mr Hannan claimed that it would be “incredibly defeatist” if the UK did not seek fresh trade deals after Brexit.
The Labour MP, Seema Malhotra, asked about the risks behind moving to new markets which could economically impact Britsh families, which prompted a quick response from Mr Hannan.
He said: “Obviously what we want is to have free and frictionless trade with the EU and to have the freedom to make free trade deals further afield.
“The EU doesn’t have any trade deal in place with the US which is the world’s largest economy, with China, the world’s second-largest. With fast-growing economies like India, with old friends like Australia.
“The idea that we can’t do better as a free trading maritime country, making our own trade deals and bringing benefits to people in this country I think is incredibly defeatist.
“I mean are we really saying that it is a good future for us to be selling to Ireland with five million people that to China with more than a billion?
When the Labour Party MP outlined the UK export more to Ireland than China, the Conservative MEP said: “That is our problem.