British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced a bill to turn as quickly as possible the page of the legislation inherited from the European Union (EU), two years after a Brexit whose benefits take time to materialize.
Currently in an extremely delicate position due to the Downing Street party scandal in full lockdown, the 57-year-old Conservative leader wants to convince the British about the virtues of Brexit, whose realization after years of post-referendum political paralysis was the key to his electoral triumph in December 2019.
This new bill on “Brexit freedoms” (Brexit Freedoms) aims to facilitate the process already underway to modify, abandon or replace the laws inherited from the European Union.
According to the government, these reforms will save British companies 1,000 million pounds sterling (1,200 million euros or 1,310 million dollars) in “bureaucracy” and “regulatory burden”.
However, many British companies complain about the obstacles created by the Brexit. according to a survey in British manufacturing sector published recently, two-thirds of the companies surveyed believe that Brexit has hampered their business to varying degrees. Half of them are afraid of facing new difficulties this year, with the entry into force of customs controls again.
Johnson praised the Brexit as “a historic moment and the start of an exciting new chapter for our country,” and said in a statement that his bill “will further unlock the benefits of Brexit and ensure that businesses can spend more money on investment, innovation and employment creation”.
On the other hand, far from sharing this enthusiasm, the (pro-independence) Scottish government has urged London to solve the problems facing the food sector: lack of labor and red tape. In his opinion, the Brexit has not brought the least benefit to the Scottish rural population.