Ellie Newis reviews two of the flagship free trade agreements that were supposed to reignite the UK economy.
Try and find an instance of the market reacting to tax cuts anywhere else on Earth the way it reacted to the UK’s mere mention of such a simple policy. The market usually loves tax cuts. Not this time. Why?
Even voices on the Right acknowledge this fact, says Paul Vallely. / THERE have been so many U-turns recently that you might be forgiven for having missed this one. The Daily Telegraph ran a piece at the weekend headlined: “Project Fear was right all along.”
A future leader will need to confront Brexiters in the same way Blair faced down the hard left over clause 4.
Another Brexit calamity 17/10/2022
If any further proof was needed that Brexit has been a catastrophe for all sections of our divided society, it was supplied by the axing of the key Aer Lingus route between Belfast City Airport and Heathrow in London.
After years of denying the downsides of Britain’s split from the European Union, the Brexit taboo is starting to lift in the governing Conservative Party and the country’s right-wing press.
Project Fear was right all along 15/10/2022
Six years of policy confusion and ineptitude has brought a calamitous loss of standing.
"Project Fear is Project Fact". How do Brexit and Truss's economics affect the North East?
Brexit supporters constantly deny that that problems caused by Brexit have anything to do with Brexit. Does this remind you of anything? 02/08/2022
Stab-in-the-back: the nasty old myth that Brexiters are exploiting to explain away the disaster 25/06/2022
Lord Frost and others are reinventing a tactic used by the beaten German generals in 1918.
The cabinet minister also launched an outspoken attack on a report which said leaving the European Union had damaged the UK economy.
We unionists who foresaw that Brexit would cause problems at the Northern Ireland border were ignored 14/05/2022
'I keep hearing my fellow unionists complaining that their anger over the existence of the Northern Ireland Protocol is not being recognised or taken seriously.'
Perceptions about post-Brexit Britain, new visa rules and the pandemic have combined to make it more difficult to recruit EU nationals to some construction roles. What is the industry doing about this?
"As far as trade is concerned, things are panning out in the manner once stupidly dismissed as “Project Fear”. And we will be poorer as a result."
Cronofy - Back to EU 27/01/2022
While the UK has now left the EU, Cronofy is about to re-join. The UK government's plans to weaken data privacy laws is the final straw.
The next generation will reject Brexit and the way it diminished our country – Europe will welcome us back 03/11/2021
Across the world, there is incomprehension at what we have done to ourselves.
Brexit and the pandemic have been blamed and some businesses have had to change their opening hours, while others have thrown in the towel.
"They're going from claiming it was all a load of scaremongering, Remoaner, Project Fear nonsense to claiming that everybody knew that this was going to happen."
In a video from 2019, Farage says passionately that the food shortages threat is "Project Fear" and "should be utterly, completely, totally, disregarded.”
Brexit is a political Ponzi scheme 17/05/2021
It is increasingly clear that Brexit has cost not saved money, encumbered not liberated trade, inhibited not enhanced our sovereignty, and threatens to break up the UK. In fact, argues Nick Westcott, it is nothing more than a political Ponzi scheme – and it is still going on.
'Brexit scaremongering was fact', ex-French Ambassador to UK tells Rachel Johnson [2 mins] 10/05/2021
France's former ambassador to the UK Sylvie Bermann tells LBC that Brexit had "no advantages" and that facts were presented as "scaremongering".
A 27-acre site is being built to handle trucks amid fears that new trade rules will slow freight movement. It has been nicknamed the “Farage Garage” after the pro-Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage.
Old "Project Fear" scare stories from the 2016 Remain campaign about masses of customs paperwork and increased costs for traders, as well as restrictions on immigration for vital sectors, are becoming reality.