Brexit news: Ben Habib tears apart Boris Johnson’s Brexit record | UK | News (Reports)


In particular, the former Brexit Party MEP claimed the public did not vote to leave by 52 percent to 48 percent in 2016 to have left Northern Ireland “largely in the EU”. Speaking to, Mr Habib claimed the future ramifications for Northern Ireland will only be realised in the years to come following Brexit. Not only did Mr Habib hit out at the “annexation” of Northern Ireland but he also claimed the Prime Minister has “deceived” British voters over the assurances of an oven-ready trade deal.

Mr Habib said: “I don’t think people understand what’s happened in Northern Ireland.

“Over time, people will realise what an awful thing has happened with Northern Ireland.

“We did not vote for Northern Ireland to be annexed.

“We didn’t vote for a border down the Irish Sea, we didn’t vote for any of that.

“Boris Johnson has deceived the British people by saying he has an ‘oven-ready deal’ to take the UK out of the EU.

“He knew that wasn’t true.”

In the lead up to the general election in 2019, Mr Johnson stated the UK had a deal with the EU ready to go and “oven-ready”.

However, the Government later claimed the Prime Minister was referring to the withdrawal agreement.

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However, it also states Northern Ireland will adhere to the EU’s single market rules for trade.

From next year, no checks will take place between the Republic and Northern Ireland as the two will be in the same regulatory alignment.

Checks will need to be made for goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain due to the creation of a new regulatory border down the Irish Sea.

Under the Internal Market Bill, the Government had tried to remove certain elements of the withdrawal agreement.

In particular, the elements relating to state aid and customs-exit declarations.

Due to this, the EU had threatened to end talks and begin legal proceedings.

After a meeting with European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic earlier this month, the UK agreed to remove some elements of the legislation.


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