Tom Swarbrick Asks Brexiteers "What's Your Rush On No Deal?"

17 August 2018, 12:17 | Updated: 17 August 2018, 12:39

Tom Swarbrick wondered why Brexiteers are in such a hurry to get a No Deal Brexit.

With the Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt warning that a No Deal Brexit would be a "mistake we would regret for generations," Tom Swarbrick predicted there would be a backlash from Brexiteers.

But the LBC presenter wondered why.

Tom Swarbrick Asks Brexiteers: "What&squot;s Your Rush On No Deal?"
Tom Swarbrick Wonders Why The Brexiteers Are In Such A Rush To Get A No Deal Brexit . Picture: LBC

He said: "The thing I don't get in all of this is if you are... an ideological Brexiteer... presumably you have campaigned on [leaving the EU] for 40 plus years and finally, finally it's happening.

"But what's your rush in wanting No Deal now when it's going to take a few years at least for businesses to be ready for that, for the system of government to be ready for that, for our trade policy to be ready for that?

"Why can't you wait? Why is the rush to get a No Deal now rather than waiting for two, three, four, five, ten years when we've got the ability to be able to do these things and we can do it safely then?"

Jeremy Hunt later tweeted that his words "should not be misrepresented" and the UK would only "sign up to a deal that respects the referendum result."

More Tom Swarbrick

See more More Tom Swarbrick

Post-lockdown extremism fears: 'We know radicalisation takes place online'

Post-lockdown extremism fears: 'We know radicalisation takes place online'

Lisa Nandy: 'I don't feel particularly safe doing the job'

Lisa Nandy: 'I don't feel particularly safe doing the job'

Swarbrick on Sunday | Watch live from 10am

Swarbrick on Sunday 17/10 | Watch again

Covid report co-author: Test and trace system 'real failure' of pandemic

Covid report co-author: Test and trace system 'real failure' of pandemic

Business Sec: Supply chain crisis 'has nothing to do with Brexit'

Business Secretary: Supply chain crisis 'has nothing to do with Brexit'

Swarbrick on Sunday | Watch in Full

Swarbrick on Sunday 10/10 | Watch again

'We've lacked a coherent energy policy probably for 20 years, I would say'

Green energy tycoon: We've lacked a coherent energy policy probably for 20 years

Policing Minister: 'Variety of lessons' can be learned in Everard murder inquiry

Policing Minister: 'Variety of lessons' can be learned in Everard murder inquiry

Donna Jones, head of policing for tackling violence against women and girls in England and Wales, told Swarbrick on Sunday she does not support calls for all officers to be re-vetted.

Officers should not be re-vetted in wake of Everard murder, police chief tells LBC

Former police officer tells LBC she was sexually harassed by colleagues

Former police officer tells LBC she was sexually harassed by colleagues

A leading meat industry boss said on Swarbrick on Sunday that turkey supplies will be short this Christmas.

Turkey shortages: Meat industry forced to go 'cold turkey' without EU labour

Exclusive
Oliver Dowden told Tom Swarbrick the fuel crisis is still a "major problem" in London and the South East.

Fuel shortages remain a 'major problem' in London and South-East, Tory chair tells LBC

Swarbrick on Sunday | Watch in Full

Swarbrick on Sunday 03/10 | Watch in Full

Exclusive
'I'll have to sleep at work to keep surgery open': GP reveals impact of fuel panic on LBC

'I'll have to sleep at work to keep surgery open': GP reveals impact of fuel panic to LBC

Tory MP calls on retired HGV drivers to return to work to save Christmas

Tory MP calls on retired HGV drivers to return to work to save Christmas

John McDonnell has come to Angela Rayner's defence.

Rayner was 'expressing real emotion' and 'humanity' in Tory 'scum' rant, says McDonnell