Today, it was confirmed by the Road Haulage Association that UK trade to the EU fell by 68% in January 2021. This dramatic drop was clearly boasted about back in December when Macrons representative said: “France’s stance is to show that Brexit cannot be a success.”
This deliberate blockade using bureaucratic rules and restrictions to halt trade going from the UK into the EU has hit the UK, and it’s businesses hard.
It seems the EU is deliberately trying to sabotage UK trade because as France says Brexit Britain can not be seen as a success. If Boris were to make an entrance to stand up for Britain now would be the time to do it. There is only so much businesses can take before companies shut up shop, meaning significant job losses.
RHA Chief Executive Richard Burnett said: “I find it deeply frustrating and annoying that ministers have chosen not to listen to the industry and experts.”
It’s about time Boris stood up and told the EU enough is enough.