Brexit DID save us from EU: Staggering number of laws Britain has dodged since quitting bloc REVEALED

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Brexit Britain has escaped more than 200,000 pages of new directives and laws from the EU

GB News
Keith Bays

By Keith Bays

Published: 31/01/2024

- 12:02

Updated: 31/01/2024

- 14:25

GB News investigation has revealed Britain escaped more than 200,000 pages of EU laws since Brexit

Britain has escaped more than 200,000 pages of EU bureaucracy and new laws in the last four years since Brexit, a bombshell investigation by GB News has revealed.

Since the British public choose to unshackle itself from Brussels, a staggering 4,640 directives including 200,000 pages of new laws and rulings that EU member states must follow have been implemented.

The paperwork and red-tape equates to some 451 miles of paper, that if spread out end to end would reach from Somerset to Scunthorpe and back again.

It comes as Britain marks four years since we said a fond farewell to our European friends in one of the most significant moments in British history.

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The EU has imposed countless laws and directives on member states


The new EU directives, include a ruling on gender balance to listed companies, that forces businesses to employ people based on their gender rather than their ability and aptitude to do the job.

Reacting to the fourth anniversary of the UK’s departure from the EU, Secretary of State for Business and Trade Kemi Badenoch said: “In the face of global instability, the headwinds of COVID and Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the UK’s economic performance has defied all expectations.

“When we left the European Union, there were many forecasts of inevitable decline. These have been proved false.

“Badenoch added: “Since the pandemic, our economy has grown faster than Germany’s.

“Our service exports are at a record-high and the IMF predicts that between 2025-2028 the UK will see the third fastest growth in the G7 - stronger than France, Germany, Italy, and Japan.

“The UK is capitalizing on its hard-won freedoms, but the Government is also ensuring Brexit delivers real, tangible benefits for the British people, too.”

Ardent Brexiteers have also responded to the fourth anniversary of the UK’s departure from the EU, and the astonishing number of laws and bureaucracy that the U.K. has avoided.

Jacob Rees-Mogg MP said: “This is not just a bullet that we have dodged but it is a machine gun magazine load of bullets that have now not been fired at the United Kingdom.

Rees-Mogg added: “Although I would have like immediate divergence, gradual divergence is ambulating the hand of European inefficiency, and will ultimately amputate the dead hand of the European Bureaucracy”.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage fought for Brexit


Prior to leaving the EU, the Council of Ministers made decisions behind closed doors by majority vote and without a transcript which affected the UK population, the country is now able to make its own laws in its own sovereign Parliament in accordance with the wishes of its voters.

Since leaving the EU, the UK has also been able to chart its own course when it comes to significant legislation, which many argue improves the lives of its populace.

One example of this freedom is shown when it comes to the safety of the most vulnerable people in Britain.

Britain has had the opportunity to get tough with the Big Tech bosses and it can now impose penalties as tough as two years imprisonment for those that misuse algorithms which can bring about self-harm or suicide especially in our younger population.

However, the EU Digital Services act does not include those sanctions that deter such action that can prevent the vulnerable from suffering.

Brexiteer and Founder of the European Research Foundation Sir Bill Cash told GB News: “The position is that the regaining of our sovereignty (allowing for current Northern Ireland issues) is a further massive demonstration of the benefits of Brexit.”

Jacob Rees Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg is an ardent Brexiteer and fought for a hard Brexit


The Tory grandee was also keen to point out that the European Parliament may soon impose fines on Member States for not taking people into the country, whereas the UK is in no danger of being subject to any such fines.

He said: “The EU is in a complete mess; it is currently imposing compulsory quotas and fines on the Member States for migrants and they will likely have to deal with constitutional amendments and referenda which will take forever to deal with.

“We on the other hand have legislation which is made in our own Parliament according to our own democratic principles and the wishes of the voters, which may yet be improved by the time it has been enacted.”

Reform U.K leader Richard Tice weighed in saying: “Four years on, Brexit is still the greatest opportunity for change and self-determination in running our own country free from Brussels.”

While many Brexiteers would argue that leaving the EU has been a triumph, Remain MPs are not so joyous about the impact leaving the EU has had on the U.K. economy. Former Shadow Minister and Labour MP for Brent North, Barry Gardiner told GB News, “I respect the decision of the people to leave the EU and do not propose we should rejoin even though leaving has had a damaging impact on the U.K. economy.”

Other MPs were frustrated by what they believe is a failure on the part of the government to support UK businesses since January 31st, 2020.

Chair of the International Select Committee Labour MP, Sarah Champion said: “I’m deeply frustrated that all the promises made over leaving the EU have yet to be delivered.

“It has become more difficult for businesses to survive and the choices the Government could make to give them a competitive advantage are being ignored.”

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