Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch doesn’t understand how Brexit has harmed business

My word. Putting a Brexiteer in charge of trade is a disaster, isn’t it?

Kemi Badenoch has agreed a new memorandum of understanding with Italy. She reckons it makes trade easier. But in fact, before Brexit, very little paperwork was required to trade there and now she has to find out how Italians allow foreigners to trade there – and tell traders.

Then she has to go to other countries, find out how they trade with foreigners, and explain that to traders. So with each country in the EU, UK traders will have to learn new trading rules.

She talked about bringing trade barriers down, but the most important barrier to trade is Brexit, and she’s doing nothing about that.

Acknowledging that Brexit has caused problems, she said any change brings pluses and minuses. But what are the pluses?

She talked about the UK having an independent seat at the World Trade Organisation, as if we didn’t have one throughout the time the UK was a member of the European Union.

Her crowning disaster is saying that the UK can overcome trade barriers more quickly now than it would have been able to as a member of the EU – but of course, as a member of the EU, there would have been no barriers at all to trade with other EU countries.

Here’s Maximilien Robespierre to explain the above – and more – in detail:

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2 thoughts on “Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch doesn’t understand how Brexit has harmed business

  1. Hecuba

    Maximilien Robespierre says very succinctly ‘iceberg what iceberg!’ What planet are these stupid fascist tories living on? Kemi Badenoch and her fascist tory cronies are so stupid they can’t even see what they are claiming is just nonsensical! Trade barriers what trade barriers???? Leaving the EU has caused so many problems but Kemi Badenoch is so stupid she refuses to see reality!

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