UKIP Trade Spokesman William Dartmouth MEP has commented today on the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three-day visit to the UK saying: “The visit of India's Prime Minister is to be welcomed. But on trade, the UK's welcome is limited by the fact that, as an EU member the UK cannot enter into a Trade Agreement with India - or for that matter any other country.
“While we are in the EU, the EU diminishes the UK's place in the world and restricts our ability to pursue our national interest. We would be better off out. The visit of India's Prime Minister is yet another example why.”
UKIP Economics Spokesman Mark Reckless said: "The Prime Minister delegates UK interests at the EU led summit in Malta to the Dutch Prime Minister so he can instead discuss trade opportunities with the Indian Prime Minister. Does he not understand that we can have no trade policy while we are part of the EU as we have handed all our powers over trade to the EU Commission?"