Brexit: UK decision to leave EU five years ago will help country recover from COVID-19, PM says

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Brexit: UK decision to leave EU five years ago will help country recover from COVID-19, PM says


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                        La décision du Royaume-Uni de quitter l'UE il y a cinq ans permettra au pays de "saisir" son véritable potentiel lorsqu'il se remettra de la pandémie, a déclaré Boris Johnson.

Marking half a decade to the day the UK voted to leave the bloc in a state-of-the-art referendum, the Prime Minister said Brexit would boost jobs and renewal across the UK United as the country rebuilds itself after COVID-19.

As of June 23, 2016, 51.9% of voters were in favor of leave the EU, with 48.1% wishing to stay.

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The UK left the Single Market at 11 p.m. on January 31.

In a statement marking the referendum anniversary On Wednesday, the Prime Minister said it was his “mission” to use the freedoms gained by Brexit to provide a more prosperous future for the British people.

“This government got Brexit and we have already got our money, our laws, our borders and our waters back,” said Mr Johnson, who led the Vote Leave campaign.

“Now, as we recover from this pandemic, we will seize the true potential of our regained sovereignty to unite and level our whole UK.

“By controlling our regulations and subsidies, and with free ports spurring new investment, we will drive innovation, jobs and renewal in all regions of our country.

“The decision to leave the EU may now be part of our history, but our clear mission is to use the freedoms it brings to shape a better future for our people. “

But former pro-European Deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine warned that leaving the bloc left a “threatening” prospect for the UK.

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Boris Johnson spearheaded the Vote Leave campaign

European Movement President Lord Heseltine has said Brexit is ‘the complete opposite’ of what the country needs as it recovers from the pandemic.

“Five years later, Brexit is far from ‘over’. It is only just getting started and the forecast does not bode well, ”he said.

“Stormy clouds are looming on the horizon, foremost the threat to the Good Friday Peace Agreement in Northern Ireland.

“The fishing industry has now expressed its betrayal and the Australia trade deal will slowly erode the competitiveness of UK farmers over the next 15 years.

“In the meantime, the financial services industry is quietly moving its activities to Europe in order to escape the lingering uncertainty of Brexit. “

And Northern Ireland’s shadow secretary Louise Haigh blamed Mr Johnson’s Brexit deal for the ongoing unrest in Northern Ireland.

“There is a direct link between the Prime Minister’s dishonesty regarding the deal he negotiated and the instability we see today in Northern Ireland,” she said.

“The Prime Minister pledged never to put barriers in the Irish Sea, and then a few months later he did just that – this dishonesty still has real consequences. “

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Lord Heseltine said ‘storm clouds’ were gathering over Northern Ireland question

The referendum five years ago on Wednesday triggered an economic and political earthquake.

Shortly after the news was announced, then Prime Minister David Cameron announced his intention to step down.

the The UK has finally left the EU after 47 years at the end of January 2020 – almost four years after the referendum.

A light show illuminated Downing Street as the clock struck 11pm, with a mix of celebration and regret across Britain on a historic day.

The Prime Minister hosted a reception at number 10 for ministers, advisers and officials, officials involved in the negotiations and supporters of the leave campaign.

And hundreds of Brexit supporters gathered for a party led by Nigel Farage in Parliament Square.

Meanwhile, in Brussels, the British flag was removed from its flagpole in front of the European Parliament.

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