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Boris Johnson’s Brexit Call To Action: Time To Change

The comments come as Britain marks the third anniversary of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, on January…

By Editorial , in Latest , at February 1, 2023

The comments come as Britain marks the third anniversary of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, on January 31, 2020 at 11 p.m. To mark the occasion, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said Britain had made “tremendous progress” in seizing the opportunities offered by Brexit and noted that it was confidently becoming an “independent nation”.

In a video posted to Twitter, the former Prime Minister said: “Hi folks, do you remember the vaccine rollout we had when we were able to vaccinate the entire population of the UK faster than virtually any other country in Europe and maybe even in the world? »

Mr Johnson praised companies such as AAH whose “wonderful vans that transport pharmaceuticals all over the country at full speed”.

He continues: “But it is also because we regained control of the Medical Care Regulatory Agency that we were able to proceed so quickly with the deployment of vaccination.

“We have been able to approve this vaccine faster than any other European country and this has given us a crucial advantage.

On Brexit Day

“Today, on Brexit day, as we look back to the launch of this vaccine, let us also look to the future, to all the other ways we can change our country and our economy for the better, improve the way whose companies, industries are capable of doing things, whether it’s pharmaceuticals, financial services, genetic engineering, you name it, the opportunities are huge. »

“So let’s dismiss all this negativism and pessimism I hear about Brexit. Let us remember the opportunities that lie ahead, and the deployment of vaccines proves it. »

A Twitter user responded to Mr Johnson saying: “My favorite advantage is having the fastest shrinking economy in Europe. Even worse than Russia. Excellent work. »

The IMF has once again downgraded UK growth due to soaring inflation and high interest rates.

It predicts a contraction of 0.6% against growth of 0.3% forecast last October.

Meanwhile, growth is forecast at 1.4% in the United States, 0.1% in Germany, 0.7% in France, 0.6% in Italy, 1.8% in Japan and 1.5% in Canada.

The UK is heading for the worst economic performance in the G7, according to the IMF, as it becomes the only nation to suffer a year of declining GDP.

The IMF adds that the expected fall in UK GDP reflects “tighter fiscal and monetary policies and financial conditions, as well as continued high retail energy prices, which are weighing on household budgets”.

Even Russia, which was hit with £18 billion in sanctions following its invasion of Ukraine last February, is expected to see modest growth this year.

All of the UK counterparts have had to deal with inflation, the pandemic, an energy crisis and a cost of living crisis, so many believe Brexit is to blame for the failures of the British economy.

This thought is supported by recent polls which suggest Sunak and Johnson’s Brexit positivity stands in contrast to public opinion.

Ipsos UK revealed on Monday that 45% of Britons think Brexit is going worse than expected, much higher than the 28% in June 2021, including just over one in four of those who voted Leave in the referendum.

Meanwhile, the Ipsos study found that only nine per cent of respondents believe Brexit is better than expected, and less than one in ten believe it is better than expected.

Meanwhile, down seven points, 39% said it was as they expected.

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