Lord Sugar: If it wasn't for the Covid pandemic you would see real problems for the UK with the implications of Brexit

The businessman spoke to Dan Wootton and answered your questions

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Lord Sugar has told GB News that the UK would be in a worse position as a result of Brexit had it not been for the Covid pandemic.

Speaking on the debut edition of Tonight Live with Dan Wootton, the businessman said many of his businesses had struggled to distribute goods to the continent as a result of the referendum.

"Brexit seems to have paled into insignificance because if it wasn't for the pandemic I'm telling you you would see real problems for the UK with the implications of leaving the European Union."

Lord Sugar appeared to sympathise with Boris Johnson, telling Dan that the Prime Minister had become "the whipping boy" of the pandemic: "I'm not one of his great fans, but if I was faced in his position as a sensible human being what I would do is to be perfectly honest and tell the public I have no idea'."

Boris Johnson during a press conference on the final day of the G7 summit in Cornwall.
Boris Johnson during a press conference on the final day of the G7 summit in Cornwall.

Speaking about the coronavirus restrictions globally, Lord Sugar praised Australia's approach, saying "they seemed to have cracked it" back in September 2020.

Boris is there as the whipping boy

"Where would I [take the knee]? Sainsbury's!?"

Answering your questions on GB News, The Apprentice star also suggested he would not want to own football club Tottenham Hotspurs. The former Spurs chairman praised current owner Daniel Levy, saying: "I don't want to own Spurs. It would be worse than being the prime minister."

England's Mason Mount and Declan Rice take the knee before their Euro 2020 match at Wembley
England's Mason Mount and Declan Rice take the knee before their Euro 2020 match at Wembley

On the England national team continuing to take the knee - which was booed by sections of the Wembley crowd during their Euro 2020 opening game - Lord Sugar said "if the players want to take the knee let them do it," but admitted he had not taken the knee: "Where would I do it? Sainsbury's!?"