Leave it on the shelf!!

Buy more British produce and goods!

In 2021 we had a £69 billion deficit trading with the EU!!!

Equivilent to an overdraft of £1,000 for every person in UK!

 

Our monthly EU trade deficits for 2022 in £ Billions! 

Jan £12.06 Billion  Feb  £8.5 Billion  March - £10.9 Billion April £9.9 Billion

At this rate we will have a £120 billion deficit for 2022!!

 

Keep up to date with our EU trade deficit    - link for UK Gov monthly chart

Help reduce the £69 Billion+ EU Deficit!!

Exposed: How the EU and Irish government conspired to break up the UK!!

3rd August 22  - In 2017, committees of the Dáil Éireann and the House of Commons were told by the heads of their respective customs authorities that no border infrastructure would be necessary as a result of Brexit – even in the event of a ‘no-deal Brexit’. In 2018 the committee of the EU parliament was told the same thing by the expert they commissioned to produce a report.

Now read the whole story from our colleagues at Fact4EU

 

18.07.22  - BREXIT HAS BEEN largely botched so far, as has so much else by the present government. Remainers, several now emanating from their mausolea, claim that prices would be lower and supply chains less blocked if Brexit had not occurred, and it is always difficult to disprove such a theory when there is no control experiment.

 

There was no control experiment for the UK’s situation in 2016 had it never joined the EU, and there cannot be one in 2022 now that the UK has left.   The ECB appears intent on destroying the value of money, in fact on destroying the value of savings and investments in the currency it was founded to establish.  Read the full article here rom our Brexit watch colleagues.

Despite the loss of life, the EU and France still won’t agree a returns deal with the UK

4.07.22 - President Macron has now allowed over 50,000 illegal boat migrants to cross from France to the UK since 2018. And the numbers are growing exponentially.

This is the disturbing result of the analysis conducted by Facts4EU.Org into the full official figures from the Home Office and the Ministry of Defence. And even these figures do not include all who have arrived.

With the EU Commission and Macron’s government refusing a returns agreement with the UK, and with the UK Government’s Rwanda plan vetoed by the European Court of Human Rights, France’s illegal migrants continue to cross in rapidly increasing numbers.  Read full article

THE SINGLE MARKET DOESN’T WORK FOR THE UK, SAYS THE EU!
14.06.22 - some interesting historic information, which comes from the EU Commission and the ONS, so as such is incontrovertible and it shows that the UK is last in line to benefit from EU trade!

read the article at Facts4eu

 

How did the European Union fail to prevent war in Europe?

 9.06.22  FOR MANY YEARS it has been one of the central pillars of belief held by Europhiles that the European Union provided peace and security in Europe. The brutal and devastating war in Ukraine has torn that notion to shreds and now previously enthusiastic supporters of the EU are reflecting deeply on their own assumptions as horrific scenes of rape, death and destruction assault their screens.

By Robin Horsley – 5 minute read  Link for full article

Both the EU and Irish nationalists would rather people suffer than right a wrong

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Belfast yesterday and attempted to get the DUP and Sinn Féin to co-operate so they can reopen the Stormont assembly with a new joint Executive.

17.05.22 - The attempt has failed because Sinn Féin will not support amending the Protocol and DUP stood on a platform in the recent elections of not forming an Executive unless the Protocol was replaced.

Facts4EU seeks to bring you up-to-date on what is really happening. Today we reveal the latest bizarre EU regulations the Protocol enforces. Last week it was fishing, this week it is the movement of cattle!!   Read the full article

It’s now confirmed – the UK dodged a bullet by leaving the EU!

10.05.22    EU Conference sets a clear path towards a 'United States of Europe'

The EU which the UK left will no longer exist in the future – it will be even worse!

At a conference especially established by the EU Commission to map out the future of the EU, the delegates decided upon more centralisation, more federalisation, and less national sovereignty. The EU which British Rejoiners want to go back to will no longer exist – it will be the EU they always denied would happen.

Brexit Facts4EU.Org brings you the details of what was decided at the “Conference for the future of Europe” [they should have said ‘EU’ not ‘Europe’] in Strasbourg at the weekend and what it means.

Arch-federalist MEP Guy Verhofstadt was overcome with joy, tweeting to the world what he sees as the good news.

Read the complete information here:

Self - sufficiency in our food supplies

18.04.22  ONE MIGHT HAVE thought an MP representing Brent North in suburban London, might be on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Commons Select Committee to stand up for the common consumer, but in the case of Barry Gardiner you would be wrong. If you listened to the House of Commons’ EFRA committee interviewthe High Commissioners of Australian and New Zealand, Mr Gardiner’s role appears to be regurgitating anti-trade talking points, disguised as animal welfare concerns such as hot branding; mulesing; maximum transport times; and the use of CCTV in abattoirs, rather than rejoicing at the potential for lower meat prices for UK consumers in the future.  Read full article:

By Catherine McBride – 7 minute read

Is France taking advantage of the war in Unkraine?

30.03.22 - Close to 90% of France’s largest blue chip companies listed on the French stock exchange remain active in Russia. Some, like Leroy Merlin, are even expanding as competitors are leaving the market.

Read the complete article on our Europe page.

Why has the Brexit Protocol created chaos??

25.03.22   Kate Hoey's article is a great read and explains the emasculation of the Good Friday agreement.

BACK IN 1998 I campaigned for a Yes vote in the referendum on the Belfast Agreement. It wasn’t an easy decision as, like many people in Northern Ireland, I detested the early release of prisoners and the failure of the IRA to give up weapons. Ultimately the basis of my support, on balance was set out succinctly by Lord Trimble who said the following in 1998:

“Northern Ireland’s place within the United Kingdom has been secured. The Act of Union, the fundamental piece of legislation defining NI’s place in the UK, remains firmly in place. The Act of Union is the Union.” Read the full article here

14th March - Naturally the news right now is all about the illegal Russian invasion of Ukraine. In all of this, the role of the United Kingdom – no longer an EU member – in protecting the EU and other European countries has not been promoted enough. Facts4EU.Org’s reports reveal how much the EU is benefiting – for free!

The reality is that the UK is providing significant military capability to protect the EU – on the ground, in the air, and by sea – and yet is not being paid to do so. 

Read the full article from our colleagues at Facts4EU

By Ewen Stewart – 6 minute read- For Brexit watch. org

HISTORICALLY, good Government could perhaps be defined as maintaining the rule of law and keeping its citizens safe with minimal state interference. Britain has historically been quite good at that and we were blessed with generally having a very high degree of freedom and individuality with modest Government. That was then!! Read full article

Feb 10 -updates The campaign to Rejoin the EU that paralysed the UK Government and Parliament in 2018 and 2019 may have disappeared from prominent public view but it is far from being defeated. In fact, it is now a far more formidable force than it ever was when it was ferrying in bus-loads of its acolytes to take part in its ‘People’s Vote’ demonstrations in central London.

 

Richard Lightman, a Pro-Brexit political strategist, with decades of hands-on experience working on political campaigns, explains how the Rejoin Campaign plans to over-throw Brexit.

Read the article here. it is about an 8 min read.

01.02.22 Brexit 2nd birthday - Interested to know the benefits we have had so far??

Here you can read 46 good results from Brexit:

12.1.22  The Home Office is believed to be applying a more thorough approach in questioning arrivals from the EU regarding the true intentions for their visit, including looking for visitors who are actually seeking work without the correct documentation or the right to do so.

While illegal beach landings continue, new stats show firmer legal enforcement at official points of entry.

This is evidenced by a climb from 1,150 EU Nationals stopped at entry points in the first three quarters of 2020 to 12,515 in Jan-Sep 2021 – an increase of 988%. Indeed, the number stopped in the first quarter of Jan-Mar 2021 alone (3,294) was greater than the whole of 2020 (1,973).

The overwhelming majority of EU nationals stopped were Romanians (65% of the total), followed by Bulgarians (10%) and Poles (7%).      read the full article from Facts4eu  

English sparkling wine production gaining in POP-ularity as the French continue to invest!!

02.01.22  Well, this is a surprise!!    Some Champagne houses are now investing in English vineyards.

“We always sort of had the impression that the French think they make the best wine in the world and that the English can’t make wine, so it is quite satisfying in a way to see the French coming over and planting vines,”

The temperate British climate was a draw for French champagne house Tattinger, which bought farmland in Kent in collaboration with U.K. winemaker Hatch Mansfield to create Domaine Evremond. Having planted their first vines in 2017, their wines will be released onto the market in the 2020s.

 

“During the growing season of the wine, the average temperatures in the south of England are approximately the same as what they would have been several decades ago in Champagne,"  "So, you know, the Champagne producers are seeing the potential of the land in the south of England.”

So, it is not just the UK that has supply problems!

Austrian supermarket chain reports supply bottlenecks and empty shelves!

27.12.2021 The Supermarket discounter chain 'Hofer' announces on its website, there are currently supply bottlenecks for some products.  Read article on our Europe page.

‘Our best mates in Britain’ Massive £11bn trade deal signed with Australia in Brexit win!

17.12.21 Australia deal finally ratified.  This is the first "from scratch" post-Brexit trade deal, as other agreements signed by the UK have largely been rolled-over deals from the country's previous EU membership. Announcing the deal, George Brandis, the High Commissioner for Australia to the United Kingdom, said it was a sign of the UK and Australia's "unshakeable friendship", adding that it is the "fastest and most comprehensive deal ever".

Should we buy from our Aussie friends, or from the hostile EU?

Report from Fact4eu:   Why the UK-Australia trade deal makes sense for 'Poms and Cobbers' alike!      - A very interesting report from our colleagues at Facts4EU

13.12.21 - will we be the only free country in Europe?....a great article from Brexitwatch.

A FEW DAYS AGO Boris Johnson said we should have a “national conversation” on the topic of vaccine mandates. Of all the things that he has said this was probably the most heart-breaking.

 

Britain, you see, shines bright when you are far from home. Even more so when the continent is fast sinking into a dystopian nightmare. 

In Austria where I currently live with my family, the government started to work on the implementation a “vaccine mandate” by February 1st 2022. Read the full article here from our colleagues at Brexitwatch

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'Brexit, It's the first thing that people blame for pretty much anything that goes wrong.' 

27.09.21 Anyone who had a sibling growing up knows they were handy - mainly because you got to blame them for things they hadn't actually done. These days, it seems Brexit is the younger sibling!

You will enjoy this enlightening review from GBnews

         UK  EXPORTS & IMPORTS IN Dec 2021

  • Total imports of goods, excluding precious metals, increased by £0.6 billion (1.4%) in December 2021, because of a £0.6 billion (2.5%) rise in imports from non-EU countries while imports from EU countries remained flat.

  • Imports from non-EU countries remain higher than from EU countries for the 11th consecutive month and continue to be driven by increasing imports of fuels.

  • Total exports of goods, excluding precious metals, increased by £1.1 billion (3.9%) in December 2021, driven entirely by a £1.0 billion (7.4%) increase in exports to EU countries while exports to non-EU countries remained flat.

  • The total trade in goods and services deficit, excluding precious metals, narrowed by £0.2 billion to £12.8 billion in Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2021.

  • The trade in goods deficit, excluding precious metals, narrowed by £0.2 billion to £43.0 billion in Quarter 4 2021, as imports of goods increased by £6.1 billion (5.1%) and exports increased by £6.3 billion (8.2%).

  • The trade in services surplus reduced slightly in Quarter 4 2021 to £30.2 billion.

  • Annual imports and exports in 2021 have increased by 8.4% and 4.9% respectively compared with 2020, however both remain lower than 2018 levels.

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12.12.21  - "Britain now pragmatic about NI protocal"

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New Shopping guide shows which UK supermarkets support British Farmers and producers.

NFU report an online supermarket sourcing guide has been launched so shoppers can find out who is backing British farming.  Check out our new UK support page

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Britain's Trade imbalance with EU!

We have a trade imbalance with the EU, of over £100 billion!!   That means the EU sell us lots more of their products & services than we sell to them!!.This means less money in the UK!!

 

A little on the plus side... after selling goods and mainly financial services to the EU...the excess comes down, but we were still left with a deficit of over £72 billion! - €79 billion euros!

 

That is equivilent to every adult and child in the UK having an overdraft of over £1,000!!

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£36 Billion is what we import in food from the EU!!!  

 

So we really need to reduce this amount But what can the ordinary person in the street do about this? ...we have little direct say in all that happens in our country and particularly Parliament!

 

Surely this amount of money would be better kept within the UK, creating jobs and wealth for our own nation? 

So, if you would like to help British businesses small & large... if it is not UK produced,

#leave it on the shelf  Just think, the population of the UK is 66 million people...if every person, who voted leave,diverted  £20 per week to UK produce, that would keep £348 million in the UK each week. Over a year...that would be billions kept in the UK!!  the EU imported food spend of £36 billion would be covered immediately!!

The deficit would soon come down...even faster if people bought UK produced cars!

Our Trade Deficit with the EU is

€79 Billion euros!!  (£72 billion)

That is equivilent to an overdraft of over £1,000 for every adult and child in the UK!!

£72 billion that could help create more jobs in Great Britain!

 

Money that would be better spent in the UK, rather than keeping Brussels burocrats in cosy jobs!

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 To have an effect on this deficit.....

WE can do the only thing that can possibly have an effect ...vote with our wallets.  The less we spend on EU food and drinks products the more that we divert our hard earned cash to our own food & drink producers.

 

Just think every purchase of UK products helps secure or create a local job. So leave EU goods on the supermarket shelves and maybe spend an extra £10 per week on UK goods.

 

Let us for example say that the 17.4 million people who voted to leave the EU decided to buy only British products to help this imbalance.  No French wines & cheeses or No Italian wines and cheeses?

 "But"...I like Camembert and Procecco, I hear you say

Well, Britain produces an equivilent, have a look for yourselves!   Camembert cheese and Procecco. 

 

Just think............... if these 17.4 million individuals spent their Family grocery shopping budget, buying purely British products, where possible, it could mean keeping over a £1 billion in the UK economy over the period of a year!!

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 St George's Day is the most important historical and cultural day of celebration for the English nation. By the way, it is also William Shakespere's birthday!

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