Tory MP David Davis explained the EU is already showing cracks in their Brexit trade negotiation tactics. While on ITV Good Morning Britain (GMB) Mr Davis explained the UK had other nations like Japan very interested in trade deals with Britain post-Brexit. He added the EU will eventually cave in and give the UK a great trade deal as they consider the UK “Treasure Island” because of how much money they make from the country.
Mr Davis said: “We actually have a whole load of options out there.
“We have got the Trans-Pacific Partnership, that probably will happen on January 1.
“The Trans-Pacific Partnership is an organisation of countries, mostly around the Pacific ocean, not entirely, it does not include America but it does include Japan.
“Japan is desperate for us to be a part of it.
“Why do they want that? Because when we come along a load of other countries will think to join as well.
“That is a big partnership for us and it is big on services.”
GMB panel guest Kevin Maguire then raised the point about us not doing as much trade with the European Union.
Mr Davis quickly replied: “It is £200billion us to them and £300billion them to us.
“They are saying, oh we are not going to give as good a deal as Japan or other countries.
“Why would they do that, when we are right on their doorstep, The EU sells more to us than we do to them.
“They call us ‘Treasure Island’ because they make so much money here.
“That is what the German’s call us, Treasure Island.
“They are not going to walk away from that, so this is the time.”