A British businessman who trades in Kenya, called former UKIP leader Nigel Farage’s LBC radio show yesterday to tell him he is ready for a ‘no deal’ Brexit. He also explained that he has prepared business proposals for Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade Liam Fox outlining how Britain could increase manufacturing exports to Kenya which he claimed could help boost employment in the East African country.
The caller, Andrew, told Mr Farage that he does international trade with 40 countries and is ready for ‘no deal Brexit’ with tariffs.
One of the things that was worse than a ‘no deal’ Brexit was, he explained, were the exchange rate fluctuations when he’s preparing quotes in other currencies due to the uncertainty. He said this was down to the UK having “a Prime Minister who can’t make a decision”.
“Businesses, unlike this government, plan for every eventuality. You tell me we have no deal – I plan for it,” he added.
The radio host then asked him: “Why do we get politicians constantly telling us it would be an economic catastrophe?”
Andrew, who says he ‘slightly favoured’ remain three years ago in the EU Referendum, replied, describing the doom and gloom merchants as ‘a disgrace’, and the negative coverage as ‘media bias’.
He went on to say that “I do business in Kenya – I’m in the Department for International Trade. I already have my proposals for Liam Fox ready for what we should do for East Africa to boost our manufacturing exports, which will boost Kenyan employment.”
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