He tweeted: ‘If Rejoiner’s declining army didn’t continue to falsely claim that Brexit campaigners were telling lies, I wouldn’t need to circulate this. âBut they do. Good reading. His attack comes after Conservative Home revealed ten Brexit predictions that have failed to materialize – nearly six years after the UK voted to break free from the bloc.
Harry Phibbs, local government editor of Conservative Home, said “enough time has passed” to assess how a “series of predictions of woe” had “fitted with reality”.
After exposing fear-mongering predictions about unemployment, falling house prices, World War III, a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, EU nationals in the UK to ” send home “, Scottish independence, the stock market crash, falling wages, recession and dirtier beaches, he said:” The merchants of Project Fear were wrong. “
In conclusion, Mr Phibbs accused Remainers of “arrogance”.
His remarks come as 2022 will see Britain mark its first full year outside the Union.
It will be a year after Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled Britain’s historic post-Brexit deal with the Brussels bloc.
Mr Johnson’s zero-tariff, zero-quota trade deal with the European Union brought the UK out of the customs union, out of the single market, and out of Britain from the European Court of Justice.
Mr Johnson’s deal was passed by the Commons, with the backing of the Brexit-backed European research group by 521 votes to just 73.
The UK has since negotiated other free trade agreements around the world, including more than 60 renewal agreements.
London has struck a deal with Australia, which is expected to unlock Â£ 10.4 billion in additional trade.
Brexit Britain has also signed tailor-made agreements with New Zealand, Japan and even Singapore.
Matthew Elliott, former chief executive of the Vote Leave campaign, said 2022 will give Britain the chance to make the most of Brexit and all it has to offer.
He told political news site Politico.eu: âOne thing that made Brexit interesting in 2021: the rollout of the vaccine.
âThe UK has led the way in Europe by biting people, allowing the government to lift coronavirus restrictions far sooner than any country in the European Union. âNow that we are reaching the beginning of the end of COVID-19 (knock on wood), the government will have more bandwidth to focus on fully realizing these opportunities.
“And with Goldman Sachs, HSBC, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank all predicting that the UK will be the fastest growing economy in 2022 – for the second year in a row – that’s an important vote of confidence. in post-Brexit Britain. “