Brexit 17: cumulative losses of £87bn a year in GDP and £32bn a year in lost inland revenue

Political Decisions

Michael Lake Former European Commission Official and Diplomat writes:

“I could scarcely believe my eyes when I read Jacob Rees-Mogg’s comment that imposing post-Brexit checks on imports from the EU (postponed for a fourth time) would “save” the UK £1bn (from the consequences of his own government’s actions)”.

This revelation (Report, April 29 Rees-Mogg defends further delay to full post-Brexit border checks on EU imports | Financial Times (ft.com)) is merely one aspect of the whole Brexit exercise.

Port operators are to seek government reimbursement

They say that the £100mn they had spent in preparation for the checks from July 1 “now looks like wasted time, effort and money”.

British Veterinary Association and farmers’ leaders warn that failure to check imports means that dangerous animal and plant diseases could enter the country through an effectively open border

James Russell, senior vice-president of the British Veterinary Association, said the…

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