‘EU hate it when lies are exposed!’ Britons savage bloc as report shows top Brexit losers

Nigel Farage mocks Remainers over Brexit fears

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The damning figures have been published by Facts4EU.Org and unsurprisingly as the European Union’s dominant member state, Germany has come out as the biggest loser after its economy plunged £12.2billion in the last 12 months compared with 2016 – the same year as the Brexit referendum vote. The EU’s biggest economy was followed by Belgium (£3.7billion), France (£3.3billion), the Netherlands (£2.7billion), and Spain (£2.6billion). In another devastating post-Brexit blow to the EU, the website also revealed British consumers bought £28billion less from the bloc compared to the referendum year.

Now Britons have launched a savage attack against the EU, brutally mocking its struggles since Britain voted to leave the bloc in more than five years ago.

Reacting to our init6ial story, one Express.co.uk reader raged: “How they hate it when their lies are exposed.

“They think the rest of the world ‘didn’t notice’ the EU’s despicable behaviour towards the UK, and the people on mainland Europe. They are mistaken.”

A second person said: “Britain leaving the EU made it look a bad apple, and the actions of the EU, petty and vindictive, showed the world what the EU was – a bad loser with nothing.”

Another reader commented: “That’s a very good start to ruining the EU economies.

“Just think what we can do with a bit more effort.

“This isn’t just a flash in the pan either – the EU can look forward to this every year from now on.”

A fourth person warned: “Can’t wait for us to start being as awkward as the EU has chosen to be when we start checking their stuff more rigorously.

“This light touch won’t be going on for much longer.”

Facts4EU.org explained alongside the findings the huge loss of trade experienced by member nations was not a “Covid effect” or because of new border controls.

The website said: “As the EU’s largest economy, it is not surprising Germany has lost most in terms of financial totals.

“If an EU country sells more, it loses more if there is a trend away from buying from EU countries.

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“The actual totals in pounds can therefore disguise the impact on individual countries.”

Facts4EU.org added: “The problems at the borders have all been about UK exports, not EU imports.

“These have been caused by the over-zealous actions of the EU and its customs authorities in allowing UK goods going to the EU.

“Goods flowing the other way – from the EU into the UK – have continued to flow thanks to the UK deciding to operate a ‘light touch’ customs operation with the EU.

“To the best of our knowledge, no EU trucks have been impounded in the UK due to a French lorry driver having a half-eaten ‘baguette jambon’ in his cab.

“This is not the case with the EU, sadly. Last week the Chairman of Marks & Spencer described how an M&S lorry had been impounded in the Republic of Ireland because their driver had a ham sandwich in his cab.

“The driver was then forced to complete hundreds of pages of EU forms by Irish customs officials before being allowed in.

“British people have nothing against EU27 people – it’s the EU autocracy that’s the problem.

“As we wrote yesterday, any move by British people and businesses to buy less from EU27 companies has nothing to do with the British public’s views about the citizens of EU27 countries.”

Facts4EU also lashed out at the Brexit Project Fear doom-mongering, branding it “utter tosh”.

It continued: “Today the United Kingdom is the fifth-largest economy in the world according to the IMF.

“Who wouldn’t be queuing up to sell to us? We represent a massive market for global producers. We are home to the world’s international business language.

“We have the most powerful financial hub in Europe. English Common Law is widely respected around the world for the protections it gives and the efficiency it provides in doing business.

“And – is if all that wasn’t enough – we have the most fecund Prime Minister in the world, sporting the world’s worst haircut. What’s not to like?”

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