Leaving The EU With No Deal Is Like Making Yourself "Homeless"

21 May 2019, 17:47

This Lib Dem MEP candidate says a no-deal Brexit is the "economic equivalent of trying to make yourself homeless."

The caller says she wants a "straightforward answer" if"no-Brexit deal" will be on the ballot paper if there is a second referendum.

Speaking during a EU election phone-in with Catherine Bearder, a Lib Dem candidate, one caller asked if there would be a "leave means leave" option.

Mrs Bearder tried to answer the caller by saying "the problem with no-deal..." But the caller cut her off.

"How do politicians know this?" The caller asked, saying she doesn't understand how it's going to be "so bad for us to leave this sinking ship."

The Liberal Democrat MEP said leaving the EU without a deal means a "complete absence" of any trade deal or any security deal.

Catherine Bearder is a Liberal Democrat MEP for the South East region.
Catherine Bearder is a Liberal Democrat MEP for the South East region. Picture: LBC

When LBC's Eddie Mair asks why having three things on the ballot paper is a problem the MEP said she had never met anyone from the UK Parliament who said no-deal is a viable option.

The caller said she did not vote Conservative to be "joined up with the Lib Dem", nor did she vote Tory to be "joined with the DUP."

"Because Parliament do not want us to leave the EU, this is why we're in the mess we're in," the caller said.

When Mrs Bearder points out the country is "still divided" because we don't know "what leaving will mean."

The MEP said she understands that people are furious that when it comes to a second referendum but no-deal is the "economic equivalent of trying to make yourself homeless."

More Eddie Mair

Texas Republican: Ensuring doors work properly will stop school shootings

Texas Republican: Ensuring doors work properly will stop school shootings

'You don't need a crystal ball!': Furious Eddie Mair corners Tory MP on cost of living crisis

'You don't need a crystal ball!': Furious Eddie Mair corners Tory MP on cost of living crisis

Exclusive
Kremlin chaos: Putin 'constantly surrounded by doctors' as illness throws regime in disarray

Putin 'constantly surrounded by doctors' as illness throws Kremlin into chaos

Tory MP: 'Oil companies have a cartel monopoly' over consumers

Tory MP: 'Oil companies have a cartel monopoly' over consumers

Jack Monroe slams Tory MP's 'abhorrent' food bank comments

Jack Monroe slams Tory MP's 'abhorrent' food bank comments

Tory MP accuses peer of 'hyperbole' over anti-protest bill concerns

Tory MP accuses peer of 'hyperbole' over anti-protest bill concerns

'Prime Minister in waiting!' Starmer saluted after Covid fine resignation pledge

'Prime Minister in waiting!' Starmer saluted after Covid fine resignation pledge

From Covid infection to being fined: Eddie Mair's painstaking timeline on partygate and Boris

From Covid infection to the fine: Eddie Mair's painstaking timeline on partygate and Boris

Partygate fines: Eddie Mair grills Tory MP Sir Roger Gale over PM future

Partygate fines: Eddie Mair grills Tory MP over PM's future

'He set the rules and broke them!' Eddie Mair's tense clash with caller defending PM

'He set the rules and broke them!' Eddie Mair's tense clash with caller defending PM

Sir David Amess' murderer achieved 'absolutely nothing', campaigner declares

Sir David Amess' murderer achieved 'absolutely nothing', campaigner declares

Bereaved father details failings of 'swamped' NHS mental health services

Bereaved father details failings of 'swamped' NHS mental health services

Eddie Mair is to retire from broadcasting later this year

Eddie Mair to retire from broadcasting

Mariupol resident shares harrowing account of Russia's barbaric siege

Mariupol resident shares harrowing account of Putin's barbaric siege

Putin's negotiators 'becoming softer' in peace talks, Zelenskyy advisor reveals

Putin's negotiators 'becoming softer' in peace talks, Zelenskyy advisor reveals

Eddie Mair reflects on people giving large amounts of money to political parties

Eddie Mair reflects on people giving large amounts of money to political parties