The avid Brexiteer insisted Brussels would soon be trying to restart negotiations with Britain as it strikes up a host post-Brexit agreements across the world.
Mr Martin was hoping to ease concerns after leading figures in British business claimed it would be “impossible” for the Government to complete a trade deal before the UK’s deadline to leave the EU.
Frances O’Grady, the secretary general of the Trades Union Congress, told Sky News it was “extremely optimistic” to believe a deal could be agreed by the end of March 2019.
Meurig Raymond, head of the farmers’ union, said he expects the deal to take until the end of the next Parliament to be signed.
Tim Martin claimed the EU would come crawling back for trade talks if the UK cuts short talks
If you say we must have a deal at all costs, you can’t negotiate a good deal
When asked if the agreement could be reached within the two-year timetable, Mr Martin told Sky News: “I think no, and thank God for that!
“I think we’re better off if we say to the Europeans, ‘Listen, guys, we’re happy to trade on World Trade Organisation rules so if you want to have a free trade deal give us a bell, if not we’ll all get on with organising trade deals with other countries.’
“If you say we must have a deal at all costs, you can’t negotiate a good deal. It’s like me saying that I must buy your house, at all costs but that I’m not going to pay market price but what you think I can afford.”
Bidding to be leading the negotiations, Theresa May has turned her election campaign’s focus to Brexit.
The Conservative leader has warned Jeremy Corbyn’s position on Brexit would leave him “alone and naked” in negotiations with the EU.
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The Prime Minister claimed voters risk “sleepwalking” into Mr Corbyn negotiating the UK’s exit if they fail to vote for her party on June 8.
She said: “I am prepared. I am ready to go. Jeremy Corbyn is no because last night confirmed that only one of us has the determination to deliver the will of the people and make Brexit happen and only one of us has the plan to make Brexit a success.
“Last night showed that Jeremy Corbyn’s minders can put him in a smart blue suit for an interview with Jeremy Paxman but with his position on Brexit he will find himself alone and naked in the negotiating chamber of the European Union.
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Jeremy Corbyn during a visit to Hackney Marshes Football Pitches, to highlight Labour's manifesto commitment to ensure 5% of the Premier League's television rights income is diverted to the grassroots game, during a General Election campaign
“Now I know that is an image that doesn’t bear thinking about but actually this is very serious.”
Mr Corbyn, however, hit back at the Prime Minister, branding her comments as “totally inappropriate” language to use on the campaign trail.
When asked about Mrs May’s comments, he replied: “On the attitude, the Prime Minister takes towards the Brexit negotiations and I certainly wouldn’t use language like that myself. I think it’s totally inappropriate to describe anyone as naked, even me.
“We will approach the negotiations, as I’ve said, in a very serious way, primarily to gain tariff-free access to the European Union. But we’re not approaching negotiations by threatening Europe.”