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In October 2016, David Davis, the then Brexit secretary, told the House of Commons that “there will be no downside to Brexit at all, and considerable upsides”.
Lord Digby Jones told Andrew Neil before the referendum that there would not be a single job lost because of Brexit.
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According to the Bank of England voting to leave the European Union has cost Britain more than £440 million a week in lost growth since the referendum.
Labour accuses PM of ‘reducing the country to chaos’ with cars continuing to queue and fights breaking out
Britain’s supply chain strain could last until after Christmas, Boris Johnson has admitted as he urged motorists to stop panic-buying fuel by insisting supplies were “improving” – despite thousands of forecourts remaining dry.
The prime minister intervened after being accused by Labour of “reducing the country to chaos” with car queues continuing to build up and fights breaking out at petrol stations, while teachers and hospital workers were left unable to get to work.Continue reading...
Ministers were warned that Brexit would cause problems for hauliers. The chaos in forecourts is a mess of their making
Queues at the petrol pumps are never a good look for a government. They are especially bad in a pandemic, when so many people already have reason to feel anxious. Coming on top of gas price rises that have led to around 2m households losing their energy supplier, and following empty shelves in supermarkets, it is perhaps not surprising that some motorists have been grabbing all they can – even filling up plastic water bottles with petrol. There is a palpable sense that Britain is careering from one crisis to another.
In a belated attempt to calm a nervous nation on Tuesday, Grant Shapps, the transport secretary, said there were “tentative signs of stabilisation”. This assertion was backed up by petrol retailers. The hope is that the situation will gradually return to normal after the tailbacks and garage closures of recent days. But the public response to the shortages shows that confidence is shaky.Continue reading...
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