A radio presenter was left in shock after a caller insisted she still wants Britain to leave the European Union, even though she knows it will put her out of business.

Natalia, who called into Nick Ferrari’s show on LBC, runs a French food import company and admits she knows it won’t survive Brexit. Despite this, she says it won’t change her vote. She said:

I'm thinking long term for my children, my grandchildren, everybody ahead of that. I'm going to hurt in the short-term and yes, my company is going to go bust.

But I'm acting in the national interest when I vote. I think the country is better off outside Europe.

I wish that the MPs who vote next week would think about what we voted for. The majority voted out. This isn't an opportunity for them to further their career and get their party in or fight party politics.

This is a point where all MPs should be acting in the interest of the country.

Listeners were left stunned by Natalia's admission, with Ferrari simply responding: "Good Lord". Though perhaps the caller is not alone. Polls frequently show continued support for leaving the EU, but also a knowledge that Brexit will harm the UK economy and make people worse off.


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