In case you’ve forgotten, we left the EU.
Now, it seems that Brits are voting with their wallets? EU’s sales to the UK have dropped dramatically. Latest EU trade figures show EU’s exports to the UK fell by more than to any other country. UK remains second-biggest customer for EU27 countries, but Brits are now buying less.
Brexit Facts4eu.Org Exclusive – On Monday this week, the EU slipped out its latest trade figures, updated to February 2020. These figures are broadly unaffected by the Coronavirus as they cover the period before the various lock-downs and their effects had started.
• EU27 exports to the UK fell by -11.4% so far this year, compared to the same period in 2019 • This is more than three times the drop for any other major country • Can the EU27 afford to lose over €300bn goods purchases per year?
Each time we produce an analysis of latest EU trade figures, we do so on the basis of what the EU itself produces, so that Remainer-Rejoiners have nowhere to go. A typical question from these people is “Why did you choose that time period? You’re deliberately distorting things!”
Our answer is always simple: “Because that’s the time period the EU itself chose.” This is the case again this time. We would suggest it doesn’t help the case of Europhiles when they attack us when all we are doing is following the institution of the EU itself. Blame them, not us.
Next we look at the trade figures as a whole for 2019-– the goods sold by the EU27 to the UK last year. • The UK is a massive customer for the EU27, second only to the USA • Total EU27 goods exports to UK : €319bn • This is 15% of global EU27 goods exports in 2019 • It’s 61% more than the EU27 sold to China • It’s 42% of the EU27’s entire sales to all non-EU European countries
In its latest release on trade figures the EU continues to try to airbrush the UK out of existence. As a trading bloc and potential customer for countries around the World, the EU is suddenly much smaller as a result of the departure of the United Kingdom. Naturally no-one would ever know this from reading the EU’s regular press releases.
Who knows if the latest drop in EU sales to the United Kingdom is significant or not? We tend to think it might be. Let’s face it, the European Union has not exactly covered itself in glory in its dealings with the UK over the past few years since we voted to leave.
The British are a tolerant people and do not rise easily to anger. Nevertheless there comes a point when enough is enough. We saw a little of this in the result of the UK General Election in December, when Boris Johnson romped home with a huge majority.
The ordinary, democratic people in the UK – whether they voted Leave or Remain – felt that after more than three years of nonsense from the EU, and a longer period of other nonsense from the Remainer governments of Mr Cameron and Mrs May and from the Remainer Civil Service and Establishment as a whole, enough was enough.
We’re made of sterner stuff. Here at Brexit Facts4EU.Org we will stand strong. We will continue to defend freedom of speech against these totalitarians for as long as we can. We will continue to work for a fully free, independent, and democratic United Kingdom – free of all EU encumbrances – unless and until lack of resources finally defeats us.
We read that “But as the EU’s chief negotiator is finding to his frustration, British negotiators are prepared to stand their ground. Mr Frost and his team are not going to be swayed by huffy displays by Mr Barnier into doing his bidding. His latest outburst suggests he is painfully aware that his counterparts know how to play hardball”. Mr Frost tweeted last night “We are ready to work to agree a fisheries agreement which reflects our rights under international law to control our own waters, and provides for annual negotiations over access based on scientific principles. We won’t agree to continuing the Common Fisheries Policy”.