It has been 2 years since the British ratified the ‘yes’ to Brexit at the ballot box. What has changed in this time? Today the country is suffering a political crisis following the scandal about illegal parties in Downing Street while citizens were forced into strict confinement to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

On the other hand, the United Kingdom is also facing a period of economic uncertainty. Precisely, Covid-19 has affected the country’s trade relations. The transport crisis, shortages and the lack of labor would explain this situation.

Two years of a historical rupture

In this time of historic rupture between the United Kingdom and the European Union, prices have soared, there are shortages of some products and there is a lack of workers. Another added problem is that nearly 1.2 million European immigrants have left the UK in just one year.

In addition, business relocation and the transfer of industrial activity to other countries has been a major setback for the United Kingdom. In this situation, many are wondering whether Brexit was the right decision.

The Scottish Government, which advocates independence from the United Kingdom, has expressed the same view. Recently, Scottish authorities have called on London to solve the problems in the food sector.

It is difficult to find any economic sector that can be happy with the results of leaving the European Union; there are only positive assessments from political circles or from citizen groups nostalgic for England’s imperial past and who believe that the fruits of Brexit will take time to arrive, but they will come.

Brexit Freedoms Act

The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced the ‘Brexit Freedoms Bill’ to forget the legislation inherited from the European Union. According to the leader, the reforms will save the country’s businesses 1 billion pounds sterling in terms of “bureaucracy” and “regulatory burden”.

He has also promised that, with this move, citizens will further enjoy “the benefits of Brexit and ensure that businesses can spend more money on investment, innovation and job creation”. He has not specified, however, which “benefits of Brexit” he is referring to.


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