. THE FOUR STEPS TO AUTO-SHARPENING PROCESS ON A KNIVES TRACKER RICKSHAW SHARPENING.UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has thrown another challenge to Theresa May and said the prime minister’s Chequers Brexit plan would be “unworkable” if the UK leaves the EU without a trade deal.
Mr Nuttall, who took over the role last month from former leader Nigel Farage, was speaking at a conference in Dublin as the party’s MEPs gathered in Brussels for a meeting of parliamentarians.
The talk at the Ard Fheis was largely overshadowed by Mr Farage’s comments last month that Brexit could be put off until Mrs May lost her Commons majority in next year’s general election.
In their first speech since Mr Nuttall took over, the MEPs were assured by Mr Farage that he was keeping his options open until the election, but that UKIP would campaign for a no-deal Brexit if Mrs May’s deal was voted down.
The party’s leadership team, led by Mr Nuttall, are pressing for a Brexit deal they say will “honour the vote” in the 2016 referendum, and appeared to make clear that they do not think a no-deal exit is possible.
Mr Nuttall told conference organisers: “The prime minister has said that a no-deal exit is in no one’s interest. But that is not the right conclusion to take.
“Far from it. A deal is the surest and quickest way to get the changes the people voted for. A deal is what ordinary people want.
“Unless the UK ends up having to accept a bad deal, I believe it is in the best interests of both the UK and the EU to find a deal now.
“To ask the people to give up the only thing that works for them … is just not sensible.”
During his remarks, Mr Nuttall referred to a number of speeches he made at a conference in Germany last year.
He said: “We were told that we would not be able to have the border we wanted in Northern Ireland and we were told that we couldn’t have a customs union.
“But we in UKIP found a way and what we found was that the only way to achieve all of this was to leave the European Union 0b46394aab