Speaking to BBC Breakfast this morning, the vacuum cleaner mogul and Brexiteer praised the policy for apparently helping his business thrive and for enabling Britain to develop a coronavirus vaccine.
He said: “We’ve got our freedom, we can make trade agreements with other countries outside Europe that Europe can’t make trade agreements with.
“We can employ people from all around the world. Previously we were only allowed to employ people from Europe and we couldn’t get the engineers we needed.
“Much more than that it gives us an independence of spirit and that couldn’t be better demonstrated than in the development of the vaccine. We weren’t part of the European development of the vaccine, we had to develop our own. They did it brilliantly at Oxford and AstraZeneca, a British company, took that up and produced it and it’s a world beating vaccine produced in record time and that’s because we did it independently.”