AMID the United Kingdom’s current political deadlock, a Flintshire businessman has called for Britain to leave the European Union immediately.

The UK finds itself shrouded in ongoing uncertainty and Members of Parliament have so far failed, in indicative votes, to show majority support for any of the proposed Brexit deals.

Meanwhile Russ Warburton, who chairs Holywell Town Business Group, is urging the nation to simply Leave the European Union with or without a deal in place.

“I think the sooner we’re out, the better," he said. "That’s my personal opinion and probably a lot of the business owners’ personal opinions too.

“I’m looking forward to Brexit, although I would have walked away with a 'no deal' on March 29.

"We’ve got the fifth biggest economy in the world and people will deal with us."

Mr Warburton said: “Once you take 'no deal' off the table, you lose the biggest negotiating tool you have.

"I have been in business many years and when you take away your biggest bargaining tool, you’ve got nowhere to go.”

Mr Warburton is critical of those responsible for ensuring a smooth UK release from the EU, saying: “The Remaining MPs that we’ve got sitting in there are causing problems across the board.

“Delyn is a Leave constituency and the frustration is that David Hanson MP should be representing the people’s decision by backing this, but the MPs have decided to do what they want to do.

“That’s the feeling I’m getting in the town, especially from the business community.

"People are very frustrated that Delyn voted to Leave but their decision isn’t being backed.”

David Hanson, Labour MP for Delyn since 1992, says he understands people’s concerns.

“I know people are finding Brexit frustrating," he said. "The breakdown of a properly functioning UK Government has dragged this process on for too long.

“We should be focusing on tackling inequalities within society, improving our public services and playing our important role on the international stage.

"But we can’t until we sort Brexit.

“At the General Election my manifesto, which is where my mandate comes from, stated that we ‘need to secure full and unfettered access to the Single Market to support businesses, and secure jobs and the future prosperity of Wales’.

“The manifesto also said we want a deal that has a ‘strong emphasis on retaining the benefits of the Single Market and the Customs Union – which are essential for maintaining industries, jobs and businesses in Britain'.”