'Anyone who wishes to rejoin the EU is anti-British!' Ben Habib lashes out at 'rejoiners'

Ben Habib appears on GB News

Ben Habib has branded those wanting to rejoin the EU 'anti-British'

GB News
Georgia Pearce

By Georgia Pearce

Published: 25/09/2023

- 14:27

Updated: 25/09/2023

- 13:28

Habib 'unashamedly' criticised the 'anti-British' demonstrators

Ben Habib launched a scathing attack on those wanting to rejoin the EU, after hundreds of activists took to the streets of London in a National Rejoin March on Saturday.

The crowd gathered to express their support for rejoining the European Union outside the Houses of Parliament, following the UK's exit from the union on the 31st January 2020.

Peter Corr, leader and co-founder of the march said he chose to organise the event as it felt like ‘everyone had given up’ on the cause.

Corr said: "Brexit was a huge mistake, we're all, especially working class and poorer people, paying for it and we need to do something about it.”


Speaking to GB News presenter Nana Akua on her show, the Reform UK politician slammed the protest over the weekend.

Habib said: "It's not an issue of Brexit, it's an issue of failed domestic governance. I'm going to say this unashamedly, anyone who wishes to rejoin the EU now is anti-British and is anti-democratic.

“And I'm not saying they're anti-democratic because we've got a mandate from 2016. I'm saying they're anti-British and anti-democratic because actually by the EU's own requirements you have to concede pooled sovereignty. If you are a member.

“You have to join up, you have to sign up to their permanent structured cooperation, their form of the military, you have to buy into their new border force."

Habib continued: "You effectively have to buy in to an EU state that is inherently and fundamentally anti-British and anti our democracy. So it'll never happen."

Director of The Heritage Foundation's Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, Nile Gardiner, has also showed his disapproval for the UK rejoining the EU.

Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, Gardiner hit out at MEP Guy Verhofstadt, after he praised a possible return for Brits.

Verhofstadt posted: "When everything in the world pushes UK and Europe together, know that it’s time to #rejoin."

Nile Gardiner hit out at Guy Verhofstadt on X

Nile Gardiner hit out at Guy Verhofstadt on X after calling for the UK to rejoin the EU.


Gardiner reposted the tweet and hit back at Verhofstadt's post, stating: "Mind your own business Guy and respect democracy."

Nana Akua asked Ben Habib: "Surely it's time we move on?"

Habib concluded: "It is definitely time we move on, and the notion that we will join the EU is as daft as brushes.

"The Euro is a basket case, so on that measure they will never convince the British people."

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