Farage Hails Trump Over TPP Withdrawal

23 January 2017, 21:10 | Updated: 23 January 2017, 23:52

Nigel Farage Ambassador

Nigel Farage praised Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

During his election campaign the President criticised the trade deal as a “potential disaster for our country”.

The agreement was designed to strengthen economic ties and reduce tariffs between the US and other Pacific Rim nations, including Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Although seen as a controversial move, Mr Trump’s decision to withdraw from the TPP has been praised by Nigel himself.

Speaking on his LBC show, he said: “I genuinely have always thought that if you remove barriers to trade, you can do so to the mutual benefit of both partners involved - provided they’re roughly equal countries.

“But, the point about these things is they masquerade as trade deals when actually they’re about harmonisation, homogenisation - they’re about playing into the hands of not big business, but giant multi-nationals at the expense of everybody else.”

Nigel lauded the Republican for sticking to his election promise as he continued: “Whether you like him or not, everything he said in the 15 minute address that I was there listening to on Friday in Washington, he’s going to do every single one of them.”