Rejecting criticism from distinguished eurosceptic politicians regarding the implementation of Brexit, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Tuesday reassured the public that Britain’s departure from the European Union has not been a failure.
The British politician Nigel Farage, who successfully advocated for Britain to leave the European Union and was one of the people who forced a Brexit referendum in 2016, declared on Monday that “Brexit has failed.”
Sunak’s representative was asked if they agreed with Farage that Brexit failed because of a poorly handled withdrawal from the European Union, and the spokesperson replied: “No. The prime minister has talked about the benefits of Brexit on a number of occasions.”
With intentions to repeal almost 600 of the nearly 4,000 European Union legislation by the end of this year, a renowned eurosceptic in the Conservative Party, William Cash, criticized the government on Monday for making “trivial” and “obsolete” reforms.
More than seven years have passed since Britain left the EU, and according to a survey, the majority of people regret doing so. Although many analysts think that there are other elements outside of Brexit that are contributing to growth, the economy of Britain is likely to develop at a slower rate this year compared to the rest of the European countries.
As per the pro-Brexit Sunak’s government, with the newfound freedom, Britain is prospering at a faster rate; however, the opposition Labor Party is not in favor of joining the bloc should they win the next general elections that are expected to be held next year.
Farage has condemned the poor handling and implementation of it by the Conservative government.
“Arguably, now (that) we’re back in control, we’re regulating our own businesses even more than they were as EU members. Brexit has failed,” Farage told the BBC, adding that corporation tax and takeover regulations were driving firms abroad. “We’ve mismanaged this totally.”
Sunak’s spokesperson said that the prime minister intended to “ensure that the UK remains a business-friendly country to invest in” when asked if he shared the anxieties of companies that claimed they were having issues coping with government bureaucracy.
- Published By Team Timeswire