Brexit LIVE: Time to ACT! Fury as Boris Johnson cuts and pastes EU rules – NO excuses

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Jayne Adye, director of Get Britain Out, was speaking as Parliament prepares to get back to business – with numerous issues related to Brexit still unresolved, notably rules governing the so-called Northern Ireland Protocol. Ms Adye said: “With the United Kingdom now outside the European Union, we have heard so much from many in Government about the ability to divert away from the EU’s invasive rules and regulations and embrace the full opportunities of Brexit.

“Time and time again, however, when it comes to making decisions and implementing this separation from the EU, this country comes up short.”

For example, in the last Parliament, the UK had opted to “cut and paste” all the EU’s regulations which it had been required to adhere to while an EU Member State, Ms Adye said.

She added: “Are we really saying to the world the EU got it spot on and there is no need to diverge from EU rules?

“If the past is anything to go by, we are certain there are far more efficient ways to be successful in business than the rules enforced by Brussels – to the EU’s advantage, and not necessarily ours.

“We need to examine how to change these imported regulations as soon as possible, to better serve our own expertise and requirements.

“We can even raise our own standards to lead the world – as the Government claims they want to do – but this should very easily include a reduction in unnecessary red tape which we complained about so bitterly while we were inside the EU!”

She stressed: “Why are those responsible for creating legislation in this country simply happy to adhere to whatever new ideas Brussels comes up with – just as we were forced to do before?

“It’s clear some in Government – and the Civil Service – do not want to understand what is meant by ‘Taking Back Control’ and simply don’t want to use their brains now we have left the EU.

“We should be making our own unique legislation – especially in an area like vehicle manufacturing – where new innovation could produce substantial results for companies based in the UK, and those who are already dealing with the onslaught of other requirements in every aspect of their lives.”

Ms Adye concluded: “This reluctance to embrace change and opportunity is also contributing to problems at our borders. Instead of streamlining the system to fit the modern digital age, we are still seeing lorry drivers required to carry as many as 700 pages of largely unnecessary paperwork when they are carrying goods for export and import.

“This will do nothing to push forward our global economy, or provide a solution to the problems with the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

“It’s about time the Government got on with modernising their systems, instead of tagging themselves onto the expensive, outdated EU systems, which have dragged us down for so long.”

6.45am update: Stop “cutting and pasting” EU rules, Boris urged

Boris Johnson must live up to his pledge to “take back control” after Brexit instead of simply “cutting and pasting” EU rules and regulations, a pro-Brexit campaigner has said – warning failure to do so is preventing the UK from “hitting the ground running”.

Jayne Adye, director of Get Britain Out, was speaking as Parliament prepares to get back to business – with numerous issues related to Brexit still unresolved, notably rules governing the so-called Northern Ireland Protocol.

Ms Adye said: “With the United Kingdom now outside the European Union, we have heard so much from many in Government about the ability to divert away from the EU’s invasive rules and regulations and embrace the full opportunities of Brexit.

“Time and time again, however, when it comes to making decisions and implementing this separation from the EU, this country comes up short.”

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