The former Brexit Party MEP maintained that the agreement Boris Johnson signed in December 2020 left the UK still reliant on the regulatory framework of the European Union rather than completely independent.
He said that because better terms couldn’t be agreed upon, the UK can’t have all the freedoms that voters wanted to protect when they voted to leave the EU.
Mr Habib said in a statement to GB News: “I would argue that we haven’t properly Brexited yet.
“One of the things the Government is very shy of is admitting that the deal that was done with the European Union in order to effect what it calls Brexit actually ties us in the EU regulatory framework in a very significant way.
“First of all, Northern Ireland has to a very significant extent left behind in the European Union.
“And for the rest of the European Union, we’ve signed up to a level playing field, which means we can’t deviate easily from EU state aid laws, competition laws, employment laws, and indeed the environment.”
Continuing, Mr Habib said: “So when we talk about deregulation, for example, we are committed by international’s treaty to the European Union not to regress from our drive towards net-zero.
“And we’ve all experienced what a regulatory constraint that particular drive has been, enormous cost is placed on our economy already.
“We haven’t got total independence from the EU yet and I don’t think we’ll be able to take advantage of the Brexit freedoms of which, by the way, there are many but you have to cut the apron’s strings with the EU in order to take advantage of them.”