Rishi Sunak promises new Brexit delivery department
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Mr Johnson’s exit from Number 10 will “bring down the curtain on the Brexit fantasy,” according to a commentator. Writing for the Irish Times, Eoin Burke-Kennedy argues that until now Covid and its fallout had provided a “smokescreen” for the damage caused by Britain’s “messy, and as yet unfinished” EU exit. In a scathing critique of the UK’s decision to leave the bloc, Mr Burke-Kennedy claims Brexit has caused travel chaos and spiralling inflation among other problems. He insists the “fantasy” of Brexit in Britain is over, as shown by a series of byelection defeats, particularly Tiverton and Honiton, which saw an unprecedented 30 percent swing to the Liberal Democrats. The solutions offered by “would-be leader Liz Truss” will fall short of capturing the national spirit and delivering a Brexit worth celebrating, he believes. Mr Burke-Kennedy concluded: “Drummed up in a fervour of nationalism and post-2008 populism but sold as an act of political and economic sovereignty, the Brexit project will go down as one of the great strategic errors in modern British history.”
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‘Greatest error’ Liz warned Boris departure to cripple post-EU ‘fantasy’ (Image: GETTY)
‘Made in Britain’ labels fuel £7.6bn post-Brexit surge in UK alcohol exports
Britain’s drinks exports has received a massive post-Brexit shot in the arm, surging by almost a fifth last year, new research has indicated.
In a huge endorsement of outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Global Britain strategy, UK brands are now seen as bywords for luxury the world over, the analysis, published by Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers Hazelwoods, concluded.
Drinks exports rocketed from £6.4billion in 2020 to £7.6billion in 2021 an increase of 19 percent, data indicates.
Global exports of Scotch rose by £4.51billion – although 19 percent – year-on-year.
Exports of whisky to the US also spiked thanks to the scrapping of tariffs imposed as part of a US-European trade dispute.
The measures were in place for a year until June 2021, with exports recovering sharply in the second half of 2021.
Remainer torn apart after sharing image of stocked shelves as Brexit dig: ‘Same here’
A Remoaner has sparked an online debate after he shared a picture of full supermarket shelves in the EU in an apparent Brexit dig.
He claimed that “Brexit voters” needed to “fess up” that domestic issues were caused by Brexit.
However, people were quick to mock the tweet, pointing out that Britain also had full shelves.
Simon Manning said on Twitter: “Fresh fruit and veg galore. No shortages of staff. Fuel at €1.68 (£1.42). All is good in the EU, affected by the same Covid pandemic and same Ukraine invasion.
“UK politicians and Brexit voters need to fess up that domestic issues are Brexit related and deliver their solution.”
However, others were quick to point out that food was readily available in Brexit Britain
Haighy replied in a tweet: “Yes same here in Wakefield. Payed £1.69 for petrol, no empty shelves at supermarket. What’s your point?”
Another user, Robbie, taking a dig at the EU’s energy crisis added: “Wow, I love Europe. Will the lights still work in the winter though?”
Expert blames Leo Varadkar for Protocol problems
Dublin-based eurosceptic Anthony Coughlan has suggested Leo Varadkar pulled the plug on talks that could have resolved the Brexit wrangle over the Irish border, shortly after becoming Taoiseach.
He said: “Leo Varadkar is the person primarily responsible for the problems associated with the Northern Ireland Protocol.
“When Mr Varadkar became Taoiseach in 2017 he ordered the promising contacts between the Irish and British Revenue authorities, initiated by his predecessor Enda Kenny, to cease.
“He did this in order to facilitate the EU’s desire to use the Irish border issue as a means to keep the whole of the UK in the EU single market and customs union.
“This was at a time when Theresa May and her advisers were willing to play along with that objective once she had lost her House of Commons majority in the 2017 UK general election.”
Expert blames Leo Varadkar for Protocol problems (Image: GETTY)
VDL warned she could be kicked out as she refuses to give cash
Ursula von der Leyen has been threatened to be overthrown after refusing to dish out recovery funds to Poland.
Poland’s leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski has pledged his government will take no further steps to meet the EU Commission’s demands on the rule of law debate.
Poland has been waiting for €35 billion to be unlocked for its country’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic on the condition it would make changes to its judicial system.
Mr Kaczynski insisted Poland has now met its side of the deal with the EU executive and that it is prepared to take legal action against Ursula von der Leyen’s team unless the money is released.
Speaking to the pro-government Sieci news portal, he said: “We have shown maximum goodwill, but concessions have yielded nothing.
“It’s time to learn lessons.
“Since the European Commission is not fulfilling its obligation to Poland in this area, we have no reason to fulfil our obligations to the European Union.”
What is the Northern Ireland protocol?
The Northern Ireland protocol is the piece of legislation that prevents a hard border from being in place between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Before Brexit, it was easy to transport goods between Northern Ireland and the Republic because both sides were subject to the same EU rules.
However, after Brexit, a new system was needed as the EU has strict rules and requires border checks when certain goods arrive from non-EU countries.
The protocol agreed that there would be no checks at the Irish border but there would instead be checks on goods coming from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.
However, the UK government now wants to rip up parts of the protocol and remove the need for goods checks between Britain and Northern Ireland.
The Northern Ireland protocol is the piece of legislation that prevents a hard border (Image: GETTY)
‘It should go now!’ Leigh voters FURIOUS over Liz Truss broken Brexit promise
A Leigh voter has expressed his fury over a broken Brexit promise from frontrunner Liz Truss.
Ms Truss today answered questions from voters in the Greater Manchester town in the hope of securing their votes.
They have until September 2 to put a cross behind either the current Foreign Secretary or former Chancellor Rishi Sunak.
During the question-and-answer session, a voter expressed his frustration at the failure of the Government – of which both leadership candidates have been significant members – to fulfil a long-touted Brexit promise.
Trevor Bell asked Ms Truss: “How can any government in the current situation justify keeping VAT on gas and electric?
“It was a Brexit promise that we would be free to get rid of that tax.
“It should go now.”
‘It should go now!’ Leigh voters FURIOUS over Liz Truss broken Brexit promise (Image: GETTY)
Sneering elites SILENCED by entrepreneur influx- Britain finally ‘unshackled’
Sneering elites have been silenced by an influx of American entrepreneurs poised to unleash the power of Brexit Britain.
Nile Gardiner, a former aide to Margaret Thatcher, has revealed a wave of American businessmen coming to the United Kingdom despite the liberal media “hissing” at Brexit.
Writing in the Telegraph, Mr Gardiner said: “The East and West Coast elites sneer at British sovereignty, worship Brussels and cheer the imminent departure of their hated transatlantic nemesis, Boris Johnson.”
But, he added: “Despite their mocking tone, however, there is a growing exodus of wealthy elites from big Democrat-run US states, particularly from California, with many executives now ironically relocating to Brexit Britain.
“As much as US elites like to hiss at Brexit, Global Britain, free of the shackles of the EU, is an increasingly attractive place to do business for Americans, especially in comparison to Left-wing California, frequently derided today as a socialist basket case by US conservatives.”
Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, is amongst the people abandoning the US for Brexit Britain, as is former deputy Prime Minister and ardent Remainer Nick Clegg, who relocated to Silicon Valley for social media giant Meta in 2018.
UK meringue company ends all exports to EU over Brexit ‘disaster’
Meringue manufacturing firm Flower and White previously exported to 12 countries across the bloc. But the company’s owner Leanne Crowther said Brexit has been a “disaster” for her business, which is based in Telford.
Mrs Crowther said thousands of pounds worth of stock had been left stranded at ports due to confusion over rules for exporting food products.
She and her husband Brian decided to halt exports to the EU after six months of chaos.
Mrs Crowther said it had been “tricky to plan” for the future of her business before a Brexit deal was struck.
She told the BBC: “The problem we had was nobody really knew what was happening.
“Because we use egg, there was a real problem with ‘do we need to get a vet in to certify the egg?’ and we were being pushed from pillar to post from [the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs] and the Department for Trade and it was so difficult to understand.
“One person would tell us one thing and another would tell us another.”
UK meringue company ends all exports to EU over Brexit ‘disaster’ (Image: GETTY)
Brexit Britain set for huge win as 17 new factories to make UK manufacturing giant again
Brexit Britain’s manufacturing sector is poised a make a huge comeback with over 17 major new factories opening up.
Jefferson_MFG, an advocate for Britain’s manufacturing sector and the founder of Factory Now tweeted: “We don’t make anything anymore?
“Aston Martin, Moog, Britishvolt, Siemens, Johnson Matthey, Ciner, Forterra, Knauf, Envision AESC, Ball, Crown, Swizzels, Pensana, SeAH, Stannah, ITM Power and Rolls-Royce are just some of the manufacturers building new factories in the UK.”
Responding to this tweet, Richard Marks, of the University of Reading, tweeted: “Having spent 25 years as a system engineer working with British Manufacturing companies before leaving to be an industrial historian and being ridiculously busy for all of it, I can safely second this.
“British Manufacturing is alive & well, we just don’t talk about it enough !”
Brexit Britain set for huge win as 17 new factories to make UK manufacturing giant again (Image: GETTY)