Did Michael Gove make wild ‘trade has tripled’ claim to counter this lunatic Brexiteer?

Michael Gove: lies, damned lies and FAKE statistics – to counter the nonsense claims of swivel-eyed Brexiteers like June Slater?

Michael Gove has been reprimanded by the UK Statistics Authority for claiming that the UK has signed trade deals with 70 foreign countries that have tripled the nation’s trading income – because it hasn’t happened.

We’ll come to an analysis of that shortly, but first… Why?

Did he do it to counter the even-more-wild-and-weird claims of so-called ‘Chief Gammon’ June Slater, a swivel-eyed harridan who haunts such reputable channels as GB News.

She said Rishi Sunak was a “mediocre socialist” who wants to reverse Brexit, among many other rants, as you can hear for yourself, courtesy of Maximilien Robespierre:

Next thing you know, Michael Gove crops up – presumably in his role as Minister for Intergovernmental Relations – to tell us that Brexit is going swimmingly and trade has improved massively, thanks to these trade deals with 70 countries that are bringing in £800 billion.

There’s one problem: there are no such deals and he seems to have made up the whole story.

Here’s Phil Moorhouse on A Different Bias:

So there you have it. There aren’t trade deals with 70 other countries and so they haven’t brought in £800bn since 2016.

In fact, trade has fallen since Brexit bit at the beginning of 2021. Brexit – so far – has been hugely harmful to the United Kingdom.

But neither Gove nor Sunak can say that with sharks like June Slater waiting to bite them. Can they?

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