Britain has joined the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which also included countries like Australia, Canada and Japan, but has the BBC been unfair on the government?
Rishi Sunak said the deal “will help us unlock the benefits of Brexit” and boost the UK economy.
“As part of CPTPP, the UK is now in a prime position in the global economy to seize opportunities for new jobs, growth and innovation,” Sunak said.
Britain was given the green-light on Friday to join the 11-member free trade Trans-Pacific Partnership after two years of talks.
A Tory source, told The Sun: “The Brussels Broadcasting Corporation has not got over losing the referendum seven years ago and churns out rubbish to do Britain down at every opportunity.”
So are the BBC wrong?
Well, to claim the £11trillion trade deal is that much is a stretch, a massive stretch. That figure is only reached f you added up ALL the GDP of the countries in the trading bloc.
The government’s own assessment of the arrangement forecasts that it will add just 0.08% to the UK’s GDP over the next 10 years.
So should there be anger at the BBC?