Martin Lewis told the BBC it is important that the UK leaves the EU, despite the COVID-19 outbreak. Mr Lewis added that the pandemic should not be used as a “political football” to delay the UK’s departure significantly.
Mr Lewis said: “I think this problem is a really interesting one before we got to COVID I talked about this period being an unprecedented period of uncertainty.
“Now with COVID we have uncertainty squared, where we have never lived through anything like this.
“To be leaving the European Union in a period like this is certainly a strain.
“I think it is important we do leave the European Union, we have got this done.
“It wasn’t what I voted for, but I think it is important that it happens now.”
He continued: “I do find it slightly disconcerting that we have this dogma to do it exactly to the deadline that has been set even though we have had a once in a century unprecedented crisis.
“I have seen some arguments saying delay it a year or two years but we are past that.
“People shouldn’t be using this as a political football to try and stop Brexit happening.
“Because we had a general election and the party that won was the one that said Brexit is going to happen.”
In June 2016 the UK voted to leave the European Union.
Britain is now locked in negotiations with the European Union over terms of a post-Brexit trade deal.
The UK Government has stated that Britain will leave the European Union at the end of 2020 when the transition period expires.