“Boris Johnson will stay to create the Johnson era,” says Tom Power.
In a message marking the fifth anniversary of the historic vote on the referendum to leave the European Union, the Prime Minister salutes the “dangerous decision” to “take back control of our destiny”. It also welcomes the progress already made to restore border control and reach new trade agreements around the world. Johnson said: “Five years ago, the British people made a very important decision to leave the European Union and take back control of our destiny.
This government has achieved Brexit and we have already demanded our money, our laws, our borders and our water.
“We have installed a new points-based system for immigration, delivered the fastest vaccine spread anywhere in Europe, and negotiated trade agreements with the European Union and 68 other countries, including the first post-Brexit free trade agreement with Australia. We have just started negotiations to join the £9 trillion Pacific Trade Area منطقة
“As we recover from this pandemic, we will harness the true potential of our restored sovereignty to unite and level the entire UK.
“By controlling our regulations and subsidies, and as free ports encourage new investment, we will promote innovation, employment and renewal in every part of our country.
“The decision to leave the European Union now may be part of our history, but our clear mission is to use the freedoms it brings to shape a better future for our people.”
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Boris Johnson has vowed to use the freedoms of Brexit to ‘shape a better future’ for the country (Image: Getty #10)
Boris hailed the UK’s post-Brexit free trade agreement with Australia (Image: GETTY)
The UK government approved post-Brexit trade deals with 66 countries covering annual trade estimated at around £183 billion last year, as well as the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement with the European Union estimated at £660 billion.
Conservative MP Andrea Leadsom, who played a leading role in the Leave the Vote campaign in the run-up to the 2016 entry or exit referendum, also praised the progress made since the Brexit vote.
She told the Daily Express: “Five years later, the promise of Brexit still stands. Endless political wrangling set us back a bit, and then Covid stopped the world in its tracks.
But the future of the UK as an independent and free-trading country is very clear.
“I am quite optimistic about our plans to boost jobs, growth and exports and be a force for good in the world.”
Analysis of the latest polls conducted yesterday by election expert Sir John Curtis showed that voters are still divided over the decision to leave the European bloc.
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Deltapoll polls suggested voters would be split 50-50 on whether to stay or leave in a referendum if the UK were still in the EU today.
But separate Kantar polls that asked voters whether they wanted to “stay out” or “rejoin” the EU found 54 per cent wanted the UK to stay out of the bloc, while 46 per cent wanted to join.
“Britain remains deeply divided over the merits of Brexit,” Professor Sir John, Professor of Politics at the University of Strathclyde, said at a briefing organized by a British think tank on a changing Europe.
He added, “On average, the most recent surveys, conducted roughly by Deltapoll, are split 50 to 50.
“Ask people if we should join or stay abroad, you will always find somewhat less support for joining than staying, but we still see a society completely split in half.
The reason for this is that relatively few people have changed their minds.
More than four out of five people say they would vote exactly the same way as they did five years ago.
“Those people who didn’t vote in 2016 were always two to one Remain when asked for their opinion.”
Brexit: PM hailed ‘important decision’ to ‘take back control of our destiny’ (Image: GETTY)
Boris Johnson and Michael Gove led the Leave the Vote campaign in 2016 (Image: GETTY)
Referring to the Kantar polls, Sir John said: “Some, but by no means the great majority of the remaining voters say: ‘We’re out, I’d rather we’re not,’ but I’m not sure I’ll vote to rejoin. We are still divided.”
Professor Sir John added that the Brexit vote appeared to have ‘revolutionized’ Conservative support in the years since the referendum, with former Labor strongholds leaving the ‘red wall’ and turning blue in the general election. for the year 2019.
The character of support for the Conservative Party, in particular, has been less than revolutionary because of Brexit.
“While in 2015 it was supported by 45 per cent of those who wanted to leave, it was 73 per cent in 2019,” said Professor Sir John.
Labor shows no sign of recovery, especially among Leave voters.
The Liberal Democrats have essentially lost all of their gains among the 2019 electorate.
Boris Johnson signs the agreement with the European Union in the UK (Image: GETTY)
Professor Sir John added that rexit had also caused increased support for independence in Scotland.
Prior to the 2016 referendum, there was no relationship between people’s attitudes toward independence and their attitudes toward the European Union.
“Once the Brexit vote, that started to change. Support for independence is now much higher among Euroskeptics than among Euroskeptics.
All the biggest support for independence came from the remaining voters.
By the time of the 2019 general election with 55 percent support among the remaining voters and 30 percent among the leaving voters, that legacy is still with us.
“Whatever the prime minister’s preferences, the pursuit of Brexit has changed the character of support for independence,” he said.
Conservative Brexit MP Andrew Bridgen was ‘shocked’ last night to suggest that only 54 percent of voters do not want to join the EU.
“Now that we are a sovereign, independent nation, I don’t think the British people will ever relinquish that sovereignty.
“We’ve seen with the Covid vaccine reveal the advantages of being independent and able to be agile and not get bogged down in the sclerotic EU bureaucracy,” he said.
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Philip Holubon, another Conservative who supports Brexit, said: “If we had not left the EU, we would have been dragged into the European Medicines Agency’s vaccine procurement program and, instead of getting a world-beating vaccine, the UK would have been in the slow European corridor.” .
A poll by Savanta ComRes last night showed Remain would beat a close run-off of the 2016 EU referendum.
The poll, conducted in conjunction with the fifth anniversary of the vote on Britain’s exit from the European Union, showed that Remain beats Leave 51 percent versus 49 percent if the 2016 referendum were held today, once the undecided were eliminated.
He also proposed very little bipartisan change since 2016, with 6 percent of those remaining now voting to leave, and 7 percent of leaving now voting to stay.