#BecauseOfBrexit: Government Claims 76 Brexit Achievements So Far

On the two year anniversary of our leaving the EU, the Cabinet Office has released a 102-page document detailing Brexit Britain’s plans going forward, and championing achievements seen so far as a result of our decision to go independent. While even Guido would argue some of the below points are tenuous or stretching it, it’s no doubt a cracking start given a pandemic got in the way…

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Premier Inn Attributes Rising Wages to Brexit

Premier Inn owner Whitbread is coughing up an additional £12-13 million on higher staff wages and bonuses following persistent Brexit induced staff shortages. Whitbread is keen to employ an additional 2,000 staff to add to their 30,000 existing headcount and had announced a pay increase for hourly-paid staff at the start of October. However a strong post-Covid bounce has, according to Whitbread, put Premier Inn in a position to pay higher wages. Previously, passionate remainers keeping tight-lipped about this development… 

Chief executive Alison Brittain said:

“Whitbread traded significantly ahead of the market in the UK during the first half of the year.

“The operating environment during the summer and into autumn has been challenging largely as a result of our very high occupancy levels, market-wide supply chain issues and a tighter labour supply in the hospitality sector.”

It seems thanks to Brexit, Premier’s Inn’s staff might be sleeping more soundly than their customers…

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Shapps: Brexit is a Solution to the HGV Crisis, Not a Cause

Grant Shapps has used his morning media round to put the record straight regarding anti-Brexit campaigners’ claiming Britain’s EU exit is the cause of the HGV shortage. As co-conspirators know, the haulage shortage isn’t just continent-wide, it’s global. Shapps informed Sky News viewers that far from Brexit causing the shortage, it’s allowed him to change the law and alter the way lorry drivers’ driving tests operate in a way he couldn’t have were we still part of the EU. After surviving the reshuffle and getting an injunction against Insulate Britain, Shapps is having a strong run at the moment…

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Government’s Plan to Smash Remaining EU Laws

Lord Frost has announced the government’s plans to finally capitalise on the freedoms of Brexit and remove the “special status” of all individual EU laws still on the UK’s statute books. There are also plans to invest heavily artificial intelligence, transport, and farming over the Parliament. Now if we just pair deregulation with lower taxes we may actually get somewhere…

Speaking on the reforms this afternoon, Lord Frost said:

“From rules on data storage to the ability of businesses to develop new green technologies, overbearing regulations were often conceived and agreed in Brussels with little consideration of the UK national interest.

“We now have the opportunity to do things differently and ensure that Brexit freedoms are used to help businesses and citizens get on and succeed.”

Lord Frost will begin with a review of so-called “retained EU law” – the huge amount of EU legislation still on the UK’s statute books; removing its special status so it’s no longer a distinct category of UK domestic law, and ensuring all courts have the full ability to depart from EU case law. He describes it as finalising the process of “restoring this sovereign Parliament”. There’s a reason he’s popular with the Tory membership…

Further details of the reforms can be read below:

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End of Free Movement Sees Costa Raise Wages

Costa has joined with road haulage firms in boosting wages of staff, thanks to the end of freedom of movement cutting off their supply of unlimited cheap foreign labour. Yet more proof of a Brexit dividend…

The coffee shop chain has announced that all of its 14,500 workers will see an increase of 5% from October, ranging from a 45p per hour boost for the lowest paid and 65p an hour for the most experienced baristas. More beans for everyone to count…

Politicos will remember the head of the remain campaign, Stuart Rose, raising the ire of fellow Remainers at the start of the Brexit campaign in 2016, after admitting an end to freedom of movement would increase wages for the lowest paid in society:

Turns out the Remain campaign did at least call one thing correctly…

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Brexit Win: US Lifts Tariffs on UK Scotch, Machinery, Cheese, and Pork

The US has suspended its UK tariffs as of today on goods from scotch whiskies, machinery, cashmere, and yes – cheese and pork. The suspension will last for four months, during which time the sides will negotiate a long term solution to the US-EU Boeing Airbus dispute. This is exclusively a US-UK deal, US tariffs remain on EU goods…

Trade Secretary Liz Truss took a risk by unilaterally lifting UK tariffs to the US – which opposition parties heavily criticised her for – now the move has paid off. Guido understands that it was only as a consequence of good faith lifting UK tariffs that the US came to the negotiating table and lifted theirs too. Meanwhile the EU has sat on their hands and tariffs still apply to them…

Clearly this sort of deal would be impossible as a member of the EU, trapped behind its common external tariff and sluggish commissioners. Read the Brexit-enabled UK-US joint statement here…

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