UK has saved £191 billion by not being in the EU’s COVID recovery scheme, confirms Jacob Rees-Mogg

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Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP. Picture by Simon Dawson / No 10 Downing Street

“The key thing was that we have our own democracy back” and “we no longer have our laws made for us in secret in Brussels,” says Jacob Rees Mogg.

Speaking to GB News about how Britain has done since exiting the EU he said: “Well, the key thing is that we have our own democracy back. And can, when we vote, change all our laws. We no longer have our laws made for us in secret in Brussels.”

We no longer have our laws made for us in secret in Brussels.

“And this is such a reconfirmation of our belief in democracy and of the authority of the British people, over their politicians that we’ve got that embedded. And then of course, politicians can do good things or less good things with the new democratic powers that we’ve got.”

In an interview with Esther McVey and Philip Davies he continued: “Think of some things we’ve got. People haven’t noticed we have saved 191 billion pounds by not being in the EU’s COVID recovery scheme. We have 100 billion pounds that could go into the economy because we’re becoming more flexible, less heavily regulated. We got the vaccine first. The opposition to Putin and the support for Ukraine would not have happened if the UK had been bound in by sincere cooperation in the European Union. So a lot of positive things have happened.” 

We have 100 billion pounds that could go into the economy because we’re becoming more flexible, less heavily regulated.

He added: “But yes, of course, there’s more we could do. I was disappointed that we didn’t succeed with the retained EU law bill in full and wish we’d have scrapped 1000s of EU regulations that make us a high cost less efficient economy with a cost of living crisis. That type of reform, deregulatory reform, making people take charge of their own lives more easily, allowing them to decide things for themselves could really help us drive down prices. That was a missed opportunity.”

Source: GB News / Jacob Rees-Mogg

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