Leaving the European Union 'will not affect businesses', says Scunthorpe businessman

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 29 Mar 2017

A Scunthorpe businessman has said that leaving the European Union "will not affect businesses".

Des Comerford, who owns Fallen Hero, High Street, said that leaving the European Union would be the "best thing" for the UK.

Mr Comerford said: "I campaigned for the UK to leave the EU and voted for Brexit and I do think that it will be the best thing for the UK."

The comments come as the Prime Minister has today (March 29) officially given the European Council the Article 50 notification.

The notification will now start negotiations for Britain to leave the union.

For Mr Comerford, leaving the EU will allow Britain to "take back our borders" and "look after our own".

"At the end of the day we will be able to look after our own," he said.

During the Article 50 negotiations, Britain will discuss how future trade agreements with the European Union will work.

Mr Comerford said that, for local businesses, he does not think they will be affected,

"I don't think businesses will be affected in the slightest," he said.

"If anything it will benefit them, you only have to look at investment in car manufacturing."

The Prime Minister said that triggering Article 50 was in line with the "democratic will of the British people".

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said his party would "back" Mrs May if she meets his party's tests on the Brexit deal - including full access to the single market and protection for workers' rights.

Following the triggering of Article 50, the Government will also publish the Great Repeal Bill tomorrow - a bill which seeks to repeal European law from Britain.

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