A Tory Minister’s attempt to give a reason why Brexit has been a success really didn’t last long, before his argument was torn to shreds.
Oh, it’s the third anniversary of Brexit today, you having a party to celebrate?
It comes as Guy Hands, a leading City figure, has called Brexit a “complete disaster” and a “bunch of total lies” that has harmed large parts of the UK economy.
Hands, the founder, chair and chief investment officer of the private equity firm Terra Firma, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “It’s been a complete disaster. The reality is it’s been a lose-lose situation for us and Europe. Europe has lost more [in financial services] but we’ve lost as well. And the reality of Brexit was, it was just was a bunch of complete and total lies.
“The only way that the Brexit put forward by Boris Johnson was going to work was if there was a complete deregulation of the UK and we moved to a sort of Liz Truss utopia of a Singapore state and that was just never going to happen.”
But there is still the odd Tory who tries to argue Brexit has actually been really great for the UK.
On LBC Nick Ferrari asked “What are the best 3 achievements since getting Brexit done?
Richard Holden – Transport Minister – replied: ‘The vaccine’
Nick wasn’t having that and said: “Full Fact say that’s not true & Dr June Raine(Boss, MHRA) has also said that’s not true.. so can we strike that one out?
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