Ms Hewertson told Express.co.uk that the European Union only serves its own self-interests and highlighted the lack of support Italy received during the coronavirus pandemic. The Conservative Party member stated that Italy was put in an appalling position by the EU and that the nation was not given help when it desperately needed it.
Ms Hewertson said: “What COVID has exposed for the EU is that when you need the EU they won’t give.
“However, when the EU needs you, they will take, take, take.
“I think we have really seen that in Italy.
“Italy was put in an appalling position by the EU, when it really needed help from EU nations it just wasn’t given it.
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“Germany was essentially hoarding ventilators, while thousands of Italians were dying.
“It was absolutely shocking and I think it does show that the EU does work on its own interests.”
During the same interview Emily Hewertson backed Boris Johnson to secure a post-Brexit trade agreement with the European Union.
Ms Hewertson told Express.co.uk she is confident Boris Johnson’s trade talks team will be able to secure a deal with the EU before the end of December 2020.
“I think that is such a good negotiating strategy because just as much as we don’t want a no deal, the EU don’t want it even more.
“So I think they will definitely budge.
“We are in a very strong position now because the EU knows that we are not messing around.
“They can no longer get away with the things they did with Theresa May.”