He says that road haulage interests are trying to revive the pre-Brexit economy – but that the Government will stand firm for higher wages.
Tories will read the story of his ascent to high office with enormous pleasure – for it amounts to a vindication of the United Kingdom.
A major part of the problem is high tax rates driven by borrowing for higher education courses that they’d be better off not taking.
Votes would come flooding back into UKIP and, perhaps more importantly, to independent candidates that campaign on the “You Lied” platform.
There’s more than a hint in the air that they are happy to let the negotiation get sticky – and wait for capital to flee the UK and for investment to plummet.