Expert Schools James O'Brien On Brexit With Evidence-Based Facts

7 August 2018, 12:59

An expert in international trade educated James O'Brien on what will happen after Britain leaves the European Union.

Jason Hunter has negotiated billions of pounds-worth of deals both inside and outside the European Union.

And he told James what will happen in the case of a no-deal Brexit - and spoiler alert, it doesn't look good.

Speaking about Article 50, Jason said: "There's no part of it that says we can get a deal? None of it. We leave. There is no deal to be done, there never was.

"It says the treaties will cease to apply.

"Once this stops, we can then begin to negotiate our way back in to all of these things.

"The EU are treating this as a legal, technical process. The UK have been playing silly political games, thinking that it's a negotiation. And it isn't."

James O'Brien in the LBC studio
James O'Brien in the LBC studio. Picture: LBC

He then went on to give his expertise on manufacturing, World Trade Organisation tariffs and international trade negotiations.

Afterwards, James said: "I'm supposed to school callers on Brexit. I'm not supposed to get schooled by them."

Watch the full, fascinating call at the top of the page.