The former Australian Prime Minister has changed his mind on Brexit, now claiming that he is “quietly thrilled that the British people have resolved to claim back their country”. Tony Abbott had backed Remain because he thought Brexit would be bad for Europe, not the other way around. During a speech at the UK/Australia Chamber of Commerce he called for:
“an entirely seamless economic relationship based on free entry of goods, mutual recognition of services and standards, and easy entry of qualified people…. If a motor car could be registered in the UK, it should also be registrable in Australia… If a trade qualification was recognised in Australia, it should also be recognised here.”
He also called for free movement between the UK and Australia saying that Australians should no longer face passport queues at Heathrow. It’s never too late to be a Brexiteer..