People like Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage, who demanded Brexit with promises of “sunlit uplands” and prosperity afterwards, were speaking “on a wing and a prayer”, according to industrialists.
They said the UK has enjoyed no benefits – at all – as a result of leaving the European Union.
'There are no benefits as a result of Brexit', UK manufacturers say https://t.co/gWtXRIeQMd
— Samuel Miller (@Hephaestus7) August 13, 2021
Manufacturers’ representative organisation Make UK said 17 per cent of UK exporters are no longer trading as exporters due to Brexit and that there has been a 50 per cent fall in food and drink exports.
The fall in exports to the EU could become structural – and permanent, it said.
And it warned that, with major changes coming, especially the imposition of import controls, it is vital that government works with business and the EU to smooth out critical issues such as customs procedures.
But this seems unlikely, considering the monumental failures by Boris Johnson’s lackadaisical and haphazard Tory government so far: only last week we learned that UK manufacturing including cars and fridges could face severely disrupted supply chains because the government failed to replace the EU’s safety standards system post-Brexit.
This is elementary stuff – and Johnson’s amateur politicians missed it.
The government itself has admitted that the chaos it caused by its own deliberate actions (or lack of them) was “not the desired outcome”. What did Johnson and his dimwitted cronies expect?
Actually, it seems that the claim at the top of this piece isn’t entirely true. One person benefited hugely from Brexit…
So David Cameron calls an EU membership referendum.
We end up with Brexit.
He gets £7-million from Greencell Capital even though it went bust.
My business losses it's entire EU sales of £30k per month, and the price of my manufacturing materials go sky high.
— George K (aka Stavros) #FBPE (@Quizbay) August 12, 2021
As for the rest of us… well, we get to express our own opinions in our own ways…
Today’s just saying. pic.twitter.com/3BsJHIspfY
— Rachael Swindon Cult member 069 – (@Rachael_Swindon) August 14, 2021
… and the international media community is having its own fun at our expense:
Latest from The Simpsons pic.twitter.com/Sw5CuBAKyv
— Andrew Adonis (@Andrew_Adonis) August 17, 2021
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