In an interview on Time Radio, the Tory MP said: “Joining that single market [the Norway model], I believe, would strengthen our economy, because it would remove so much red tape.”
“It would ease the cost-of-living crisis. It would actually settle the difficult Irish problem on the Northern Ireland Protocol.”
“And it would also help get us back into the Dublin Convention that would help on deportation.”
“And finally, it’s also to do with boosting our European credentials, because we are now taking a lead in Europe on Ukraine.”
“But the fact that with this Brexit issue and particular Northern Ireland is unresolved means we’re pulled back on this.”
“So given these tough economic headwinds, would it not be churlish for us to think with our heads, do the math and ask ourselves if this economy is in the nation’s interests”.
After the Tory MP uttered his pro-remain words on live radio, GB News host, Darren Grimes, has hit out at such a thought of rejoining the EU.
Mr Grimes said: “Tobias Ellwood calls for the UK to rejoin the EU single market, handing our decision making powers over to the EU, without any say in them whatsoever.
“What exactly are Conservatives like him seeking to conserve?
“Less UK lion and more EU pussycat.”