John Longworth, Chairman of Leave Means Leave has said that leaving the European Union without a deal would be “very good for the many, not the few”.

He told talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer: “It is Parliament vs the people. On the ballot paper it said Remain or Leave, it said nothing about a deal.

“The people voted to leave the European Union and that is what we should. We are very much concentrating on leaving on WTO terms.

“I was in Geneva with the WTO a couple of weeks ago and it is perfectly possible to do that. It would be very good for our economy.

“It would be very good for the many, not the few if we left on WTO terms because the cost of living would come down and we would be able to move on and trade with the world.”

Mr Longworth described Theresa May as a “devious Remainer”.

“It is very late in the day to actually sort out a deal. We know now that the prime minister has been a devious Remainer all along,” he said.

“She has been trying to keep us in the customs union, which is a protectionist zone in order to protect French landowners and German manufacturers at the expense of British consumers.

“It would far better just to simply leave. Obviously a deal would have been ideal but we should have started in that position.

“If the government had started two years ago that we would go to WTO trading terms and offer the European Union a free-trade agreement if they wish to have one, we would be in a much better place.

“There has been so much resistance and attempts to undermine Brexit that we are now in a rather difficult position in terms of renegotiating the deal.”

6th February, 2019: TalkRadio