Brexit: Steve Baker predicts possible 'amazing success'
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Vote in our poll on whether June 23 should become a national holiday to mark the anniversary of the historic Brexit vote. And let us know more about what you think in the comments section.
Our poll comes after former Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage called for June 23 to be made a national holiday as he hailed the fifth anniversary of the Brexit referendum.
Mr Farage tweeted: “5 years ago today the British people rejected the establishment and voted for independence.
“It should become a national holiday, our Independence Day.”
Back in 2016, Britain voted to leave the European Union by 52 percent to 48 percent.
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Boris Johnson has also marked the fifth anniversary of the mammoth result.
The Prime Minister said the country had voted five years ago to “take back control of our destiny”.
He added: “This Government got Brexit done and we’ve already reclaimed our money, laws, borders and waters.
“Now as we recover from this pandemic, we will seize the true potential of our regained sovereignty to unite and level up our whole United Kingdom.
“With control over our regulations and subsidies, and with freeports driving new investment, we will spur innovation, jobs and renewal across every part of our country.
“The decision to leave the EU may now be part of our history, but our clear mission is to utilise the freedoms it brings to shape a better future for our people.”
Mr Johnson struck his post-Brexit trade deal with the EU last December.
And the UK finally cut all ties with Brussels on December 31 2020 – 47 years after joining the trading bloc.
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However, not everyone has been celebrating the fifth anniversary of the 2016 referendum.
Lord Heseltine, the former deputy prime minister who is now president of the European Movement, insisted Brexit was the “very opposite” of what the country needed following the coronavirus pandemic.
He said: “Five years on, Brexit is far from ‘done’. It has only just begun and the forecast is ominous.
“Storm clouds are gathering on the horizon, chief among them the threat to the Good Friday peace agreement in Northern Ireland.
“The fishing industry has now voiced its betrayal and the Australian trade deal will slowly erode the competitiveness of British farmers over the next 15 years.
“Meanwhile, the financial services industry quietly moves its activities to Europe in order to escape the continuing Brexit uncertainty.”
And Lord Adonis, chair of the European Movement, said the UK was “diminished, divided and devalued” in the wake of Brexit.
The Labour peer tweeted: “5 years on, Brexit Britain is diminished, divided and devalued. All the wrong people are in charge, leading in the wrong direction. Step by step towards rejoin is the way back.”
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