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James O'Brien's most powerful Brexit monologue yet
11 December 2020, 13:59
This is the James O'Brien Brexit monologue which some LBC listeners have branded the most powerful yet.
Famed for his powerful and emotive soliloquies on the UK's departure from the European Union today James has outdone his previous bests.
LBC listeners branded the Brexit commentary as "amazing" and "well worth a listen."
As the deadline for securing a deal rapidly approaching, James said that "whatever happens in the next few days it's going to be bad."
"Brexit was meant to make our lives better, right?"
Watch the whole moving monologue that resonated with LBC listeners in the video at the top of the page.
The entire country needs to see this.— Cal Elcombe (@CalElcombe) December 11, 2020
James's comments come as Boris Johnson warned it is "very, very likely" that the UK will fail to strike a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union.
👏 Spot on - unfortunately every word is true!— Samantha Dale (Yates) (@SammieY87) December 11, 2020
The Prime Minister said he was "hopeful" that progress could be made in talks but stressed that the two sides remained stuck on fisheries and the so-called level-playing field.
Watch and listen. Then think about what he’s actually saying. He’s spot on you.— sensible kid (@sensiblekid) December 11, 2020
His comments came after European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said the negotiating teams' positions remained apart on "fundamental issues".
He’s not wrong. Listened to him for a while and he’s predicted it all.— EMtheoneandonly... (@ovierocks1) December 11, 2020
The two leaders have agreed to make a decision on the future of the negotiations by the end of the weekend.
Powerful ....well worth a listen....more than once ..— Patricia Millar (@kilngranny) December 11, 2020
Earlier Mrs von der Leyen said the UK would be free to decide whether to follow suit each time the EU changes its regulations - though if it refused the bloc would adapt the conditions for access to its markets.
The level-playing field measures aimed at preventing the UK undercutting the EU on standards and state subsidies have proved a major stumbling block in the talks throughout.
It's amazing that this is unscripted— Weil Narnock (@LeftwingU) December 11, 2020
Chief negotiators Michel Barnier and Lord Frost are continuing talks in Brussels after Mr Johnson and Mrs von der Leyen agreed at a dinner on Wednesday to resume negotiations ahead of a decision on the future of talks this weekend.