UK Government Faces Backlash for Failing to Abolish EU Laws as Promised During Brexit

Despite promises made for the post-Brexit period, the UK government now intends to keep some European rules in place that were previously slated for complete abolition by the end of the year, leading to anger among conservatives towards Rishi Sunak. It appears that the government still needs to remember Sunak’s election promises. The causes and consequences of Brexit are complex and far-reaching, affecting trade, immigration policies, and relationships with other countries. As for why the UK government did not cancel all EU laws in the post-Brexit period, it may be due to various factors, including the need to negotiate new trade deals and concerns about potential economic repercussions.


UK Government’s Departure from Brexit Promises

The UK government does not want to cancel all the thousands of laws related to its membership in the EU by the end of the year, contrary to its Brexit promise. Contrary to the Brexit promise, the UK government wants to uphold only a few laws still in force from its time as a member of the EU by the end of the year.

Violation of Rishi Sunak’s election promises

In fact, according to the agreements, the Brussels rules should have been repealed in the UK quickly after Brexit, but the UK government has so far only abolished a small part of the EU laws. The conservatives are angry about this issue and accuse Rishi Sunak, their country’s Prime Minister, of breaking his election promises and believing that Rishi Sunak’s promises have been forgotten.

Conservatives rage against Rishi Sunak.

The UK government has thus abandoned the deadline by which it will repeal the final EU-era rules for the UK, which has the conservatives’ anger against Rishi Sunak. Instead of repealing 4,000 EU laws by the end of the year, the government will repeal only around 800, citing legal uncertainties, Business and Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch said.

Brexit supporters’ disappointment with Rishi Sunak

After the UK left the EU in 2016, the Conservative government promised to blur the rules in Brussels and quickly repeal them. Brexiteers took part in the exit referendum with a clear electoral promise to regain control of British sovereignty. Conservative Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, a key ally of Sunak’s predecessor Boris Johnson says the prime Minister has broken his promise” on scrapping EU laws – going on to say this is “unfortunate as one of his virtues is his trustworthiness”. Rishi Sunak’s failure to fulfil his election promises has caused public anger and reduced his popularity among conservatives.

Repeal and amendment of thousands of laws after Brexit

The abolition of European laws was one of Rishi Sunak’s election promises. Badenoch, meanwhile, said the government had repealed or amended more than 1,000 EU laws since the UK left the EU entirely in 2020. At the same time, he said he would not cancel any law by his own will. However, he announced that he would amend the “Working Time Directive” adopted by the EU, which limits weekly working hours to 48 hours.

Increasing Concerns about deregulation after Brexit

Several business groups, unions and the Greens have already raised concerns about post-Brexit deregulation amid the UK’s cost of living crisis. In this way, contrary to the promise of Brexit, the UK government wants to uphold only a few valid laws from its membership in the EU by the end of the year.

British economic problems in the post-Brexit period

Brexit has had dire economic consequences for the UK, leading to higher costs, more bureaucracy, border delays, and supply chain and logistics shortages. Accordingly, UK Business and Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch is said to have informed Brexit hardliners ERG that only around 800 of the 4,000 EU membership laws (1973-2020) will become invalid by the end of the year.

EU Conservation Bill

The government’s “Bonfire” project involved presenting the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill to parliament. The bill included a well-known sunset clause which stated that any EU-era laws that were not explicitly changed or preserved would become invalid all at once.

The UK government is trying to exploit the opportunities of Brexit.

Several unions and labour associations had warned against this move because they said it could create legal loopholes, for example, in the labour law. A spokesman for the UK government said at the same time that the draft law would still be respected in principle and unnecessary regulations should be repealed. According to him, this will allow the country to continue to exploit the opportunities of Brexit and help to strengthen the economy and innovation.

The failure of the Brexit project in the UK

Nigel Farage, a prominent movement leader to leave the EU, recently acknowledged that the Brexit project still needs to meet expectations in light of the UK’s significant economic challenges. The former head of two right-wing parties, UKIP and Brexit, blamed the London government for failing to capitalise on the potential commercial and financial benefits of Brexit. Farage argued that poor policy decisions discouraged businesses from investing in the country. In a recent interview with BBC News, he also criticised British politicians for their inability to control immigration statistics, calling them “characterless elements.”

Reducing the economic position of England among European countries

When asked about the growing public sentiment of regret for Brexit and the potential economic benefits the UK could have gained by remaining in the EU, Farage responded, “I don’t agree with that sentiment, but I do believe that we haven’t fully realised the economic potential of Brexit.” He criticised British politicians and EU commissioners, stating that they have proven to be equally incompetent. Farage asserted that mismanagement has been pervasive in Brexit negotiations and highlighted issues such as takeovers and corporation tax as factors driving business away from the UK.

UK’s withdrawal from the list of most important trading partners of Germany

The economic importance of the UK for Germany’s foreign trade continues to decline. An analysis of data released by the Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI) showed that UK’s economic importance to Germany’s foreign exchange continued to decline three years after the UK left the EU. The British media announced that due to the consequences of Brexit and the lousy state of the British car industry, this country dropped out of the list of Germany’s top ten trading partners in 2022 for the first time in modern history.

Declining UK economic productivity in the long run

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) announced that the UK-EU trade agreement would reduce the country’s long-term productivity by about four per cent. According to the report, UK exports and imports would be 15% lower in the long term than if the country remained in the EU.

Increasing regret of British public opinion about Brexit

The UK could have had a better time in the post-Brexit period and faced many issues and problems, especially in the economic field. Meanwhile, the results of the latest survey conducted in the UK show that the people of this country regret Brexit and want to return to the EU. The UK government insists that the war in Ukraine causes a dire economic situation. Still, most financial experts consider Brexit the leading cause of the current problem.

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