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Q+A: Expat and UK Leave Campaigner Shane Frith interviewed by Greg Boyed The idea that Britain cannot survive or thrive outside of the EU is nonsense says ex-pat Kiwi. Former NZ Young Nats president Shane Frith who worked on the Leave Campaign …Q+A: Expat and UK Leave Campaigner Shane Frith interviewed by Greg Boyed

‘The idea that Britain cannot survive or thrive outside of the EU is nonsense’ says ex-pat Kiwi.

Former NZ Young Nats president Shane Frith who worked on the Leave Campaign and is based in London says people who don’t want to accept the results of the vote are ‘in the first stage of grief. They’re in denial.’

There is no chance of Parliament voting against the referendum to vote to stay in despite a Labour MP calling to do so, he says.

“It shows the mind set of some individuals, who think that the will of the people should just be ignored.”

Speaking to Greg Boyed on TV One’s Q+A programme, he says “it was not the best example of shining democracy. There were things done on both sides that I thought were appalling”.

“On day one when Britain is fully out, essentially what will happen is existing British laws and existing British trade agreements will remain static. Britain can then start to negotiate new ones. And interestingly enough, I’ve seen that there’s already suggestions of free trade agreements with the likes of New Zealand, and in fact a suggestion that Britain join the Trans-Pacific Partnership. So anything’s possible at this point in time,” he says.

“New Zealand as a country of 4.3 million people does quite nicely outside of the EU. The idea that Britain cannot survive or thrive outside of the EU is nonsense.”

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