‘Wasn’t Brexit a disaster?’ Farage mocks Charlie Mullins over Pimlico £50million turnover

Nigel Farage mocks Charlie Mullins during Brexit chat

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GB News presenter Nigel Farage hit out at Charlie Mullins for making a profit in post-Brexit Britain after voting to stay in the European Union. He said: “I’m just saying that there is a perception it’s expensive. You’ve done well, you’ve made a lot of money.” Mr Mullins replied: “The business is doing very well, we’re turning over £50million. It’s been a record year.”

Mr Farage interjected: “Despite Brexit, I thought Brexit was a disaster? It doesn’t sound too bad to me.”

The businessman continued: “I think it’s going to be a disaster for many businesses but already the sale of material has gone up, there’s a massive shortage and the skill shortage.

“We’re not out of the woods yet, are you? You know yourself there is more worry at the moment than to worry about than Brexit.”

Mr Farage added: “So on Brexit, it’s done. You didn’t like it.”

It comes as a new major rift has emerged between the UK and the European Union concerning the post-Brexit relationship over Gibraltar.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said a draft mandate for talks published by the bloc on Tuesday “seeks to undermine the UK’s sovereignty” over the British overseas territory.

He demanded it “cannot form a basis for negotiations” as he urged the EU to “think again”.

But the bloc’s post-Brexit negotiator, Maros Sefcovic, said the mandate seeks to find a “positive impact” for those living on either side of the border with Spain while protecting the single market.

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Gibraltar, whose sovereignty is disputed by Spain and Britain, currently remains subject to the rules of the free-travel Schengen area, keeping the border with Spain open.

The territory was not included within the trade agreement brokered between the EU and the UK last year and a separate deal must be brokered.

In a statement, Mr Raab said: “The UK, with Gibraltar, and Spain carefully agreed a pragmatic framework agreement, in full consultation with the EU commission.

“The commission’s proposed mandate, published today, directly conflicts with that framework. It seeks to undermine the UK’s sovereignty over Gibraltar, and cannot form a basis for negotiations.

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“We have consistently showed pragmatism and flexibility in the search for arrangements that work for all sides, and we are disappointed that this has not been reciprocated. We urge the EU to think again.”

The European Commission said the proposed negotiating directives “put forward solutions to remove physical checks and controls on persons and goods” at the border between Spain and Gibraltar.

“It is without prejudice to the issues of sovereignty and jurisdiction, and focuses on cooperation in the region,” the bloc added.

The mandate includes rules for establishing responsibility for asylum, visas, residence permits and police cooperation and information exchange.

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