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UK government refuses to criticize Brexit failure

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s departure from the European Union is not a failure, a spokesman for British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Tuesday, dismissing criticism from prominent eurosceptic politicians about the way Brexit was carried out.

British politician Nigel Farage, who pushed for a referendum on 2016 and successfully campaigned to leave the EU, said on Monday that “Brexit failed “.

Asked if Sunak agreed with Farage that Brexit failed because politicians mismanaged Brexit, Sunak’s spokesman said: “No. Agreed. The Prime Minister has spoken of the benefits of Brexit on several occasions.”

William Cash, a prominent Eurosceptic in the ruling Conservative Party, accused the government on Monday of canceling the Almost 4, 000 EU law will be introduced by the end of this year.

Nearly seven years after Britain voted to leave the European Union, opinion polls show a majority of the public regrets leaving the bloc. Britain’s economy is expected to grow at a slower pace than other major economies this year, although economists say Brexit is not the only reason for the problem.

The government led by pro-Brexit Sunak said the UK was prospering from its newfound freedoms, while the opposition Labor Party had no plans to apply for rejoining if it won the next general election, due next year European Union.

Farage criticized how the Conservative government handled its implementation.

“Arguably, now that we are back in control, we regulate our own businesses even more strictly than we did as a member of the EU. Brexit failed gone,” Farage told the BBC, adding that takeover regulation and corporate tax were driving companies away. “We have totally mismanaged.”

Asked whether the prime minister was sympathetic to concerns that businesses said they were struggling with government bureaucracy, Sunak’s spokesman said the prime minister wanted to “ensure that the UK remains Is a “business-friendly country” investment country.



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