Brexit: Britain attracting major business from US as UK ‘free from EU shackles’ – Express

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The USA has taken favour with Brexit Britain due to its lack of ties to the EU, a Conservative commentator has claimed. Niles Gardner said: “There is a growing exodus of wealthy elites from big Democrat-run US states, particularly from California, with many executives now ironically relocating to Brexit Britain.”
He said top companies such as Meta, which has 4,000 employees in the UK, are bringing operations to the UK.
Even Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, which also a part of Meta, is heading across the Atlantic to London.
Mr Gardner said: “As much as US elites like to hiss at Brexit, Global Britain, free of the shackles of the EU, is an increasingly attractive place to do business for Americans, especially in comparison to Left-wing California, frequently derided today as a socialist basket case by US conservatives.”
He continued with a rallying call for leadership candidate Liz Truss, who has been a driving force behind Britain’s recovery from its time in the bloc.
He said: “The United Kingdom should thrive and prosper outside of the European Union and will increasingly attract American entrepreneurs that want to succeed in a safe, vibrant environment that advances free market thinking while rejecting the siren call of socialism.
“Thatcherism is the antithesis of the California model, and its proposed revival under Ms Truss is the perfect recipe for British success in the Brexit era.”
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With rising inflation driving up the cost of living, the highest tax burden in 70 years and forecasts of a recession, it may not feel as if there is much to celebrate at the moment.
Yet we have much to be proud of as a country. We are a leading voice on the world stage in defence of liberal values such as democracy and self-determination.
We have a proud history of defending our allies and bringing the world closer together through trade, commerce, and diplomacy. We have one of the world’s biggest economies, public services which are recognised the world over and unparalleled soft power. Even our football teams are quite good now.
But we could be better at remembering all of this. It is a British tendency to sometimes see the glass as half empty. There is cause for optimism. We can turn the ship around, and this Conservative leadership contest gives us a chance to. 
In Liz Truss, we can elect a Prime Minister who is optimistic and who loves our country. Liz believes that our best days are ahead of us and her plan for our country will unleash the growth and prosperity we know is within our reach.
Her vision is based on Conservative values. She knows that we cannot tax our way to growth. Every pound taken out of the economy in tax is one less that can go towards investing in the great British businesses that provide high-wage jobs and drive prosperity and opportunity throughout the country.
Under Liz, businesses will be freed to grow, and hard-working employees will keep more of the money they earn.
Liz’s vision for our country is also one that is finally free to make the decisions that are right for us. She has pledged to review the regulations still on the statute books from the EU and scrap any that don’t work for the UK. No longer will our businesses be shackled by rules that don’t work for us. 
BREXIT Britain’s manufacturing sector is poised a make a huge comeback with over 17 major new factories opening up.
Once a manufacturing superpower, the UK’s industrial sector has shrunk over the past four decades, declining to less than 10 percent of .
According to the Trade Unions Congress, between 1960 and 2015, of all , the UK was hit with a greater drop in manufacturing employment than any country apart from Switzerland.
However, experts believe that this trend could soon change, as a host of companies are now building new factories in Britain.
Jefferson_MFG, an advocate for Britain’s manufacturing sector and the founder of Factory Now tweeted: “We don’t make anything anymore?
“Aston Martin, Moog, Britishvolt, Siemens, Johnson Matthey, Ciner, Forterra, Knauf, Envision AESC, Ball, Crown, Swizzels, Pensana, SeAH, Stannah, ITM Power and Rolls-Royce are just some of the manufacturers building new factories in the UK.”
Responding to this tweet, Richard Marks, of the University of Reading, tweeted: “Having spent 25 years as a system engineer working with British Manufacturing companies before leaving to be an industrial historian and being ridiculously busy for all of it, I can safely second this.
“British Manufacturing is alive & well, we just don’t talk about it enough !”
AMERICANS are enthusiastic about getting a trade deal with Britain completed but the row over Northern Ireland could still scupper it, a new poll has revealed.
The Democracy Institute/ Express.co.uk tracker poll has shown that more than half (52 percent) of Americans back a trade deal with the UK despite Joe Biden’s administration lack of support for pressing ahead with one.
It comes as 20 individual US states have signed their own trade agreements with Britain because of a lack of action from the federal government.
However, with the Irish lobby still holding a lot of power within the ruling Democratic Party, briefings against Britain led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have had an impact on support for a trade deal in relation to the Northern Ireland question.
The monthly tracker poll showed that support for a free trade deal with the UK fell by six points to 46 percent if concerns over Northern Ireland were raised.
This follows relentless attacks on the UK by Ms Pelosi and other Democrats in Britain’s bid to prevent the EU’s land grab over Northern Ireland.
Ms Pelosi earlier this year was accused by sources close to Northern Ireland secretary Brandon Lewis of being “fundamentally ignorant” about the Province.
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Tim Newark has reported for Express.co.uk: “Words matter and that is why Ms Truss’s positivity is needed now.
“Conservatism is about improving everyday lives with the freedom to prosper and reduce government interference.
“She wants to get this country going again by cutting taxes, attracting business investment, and making the most of Brexit.”

A former UKIP and Tory MEP has claimed Rishi Sunak would leave Brexit Britain “entrenched” in the bloc’s laws, which we should now be free to repeal.
Mr Sunak has promised to review or repeal all 2400 post-Brexit EU laws within his first 100 days in office.
But David Campbell-Bannerman claimed this is actually “cynically designed to change as little as possible”.

In December, Lord Frost resigned as chief Brexit negotiator, making way for his successor, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss. 
Since taking on the role Brexit negotiations with her EU counterpart Maros Sefcovic have made little progress. 
However, Ms Truss has outlined plans to scrap parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol. 
She said the first priority is to uphold the Good Friday agreement. 
Ms Truss said the UK wants to see a first minister and deputy first minister in place in Northern Ireland. 
She is currently running against her rival, Rishi Sunak, to become the next Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister. 

James Cleverly wrote for Express.co.uk: “It is a British tendency to sometimes see the glass as half empty. There is cause for optimism.
“We can turn the ship around, and this Conservative leadership contest gives us a chance to. 
“In Liz Truss, we can elect a Prime Minister who is optimistic and who loves our country.
“Liz believes that our best days are ahead of us and her plan for our country will unleash the growth and prosperity we know is within our reach.
“Her vision is based on Conservative values. She knows that we cannot tax our way to growth.
“Every pound taken out of the economy in tax is one less that can go towards investing in the great British businesses that provide high-wage jobs and drive prosperity and opportunity throughout the country.”

Ryanair CEO as lashed out at Boris Johnson and other Brexiteers over the holiday chaos sweeping the UK.
The boss of Ryanair warned the era of ultra-low airfares is over as he raged at outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson, “and other ambitious idiots”, for creating the conditions that have left the UK in a labour crunch since departing from the EU.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, he said: “I don’t think there are going to be €10 flights any more because oil prices are significantly higher as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
There’s no doubt that at the lower end of the marketplace, our really cheap promotional fares – the €1 fares, the €0.99 fares, even the €9.99 fares – I think you will not see those fares for the next number of years.”
He added: “If there was much more honesty, or any honesty, from Boris Johnson’s government, they would come out and admit that Brexit has been a disaster for the free movement of labour and one of the real challenges being faced by the UK economy.” 
Correspondent Emily Calton O’ Keeffe wrote: “Northern Ireland is a region with a long and often difficult history, and political leaders would do well to act sensitively when drafting legislation in its regard.
“Former Prime Minister Johnson’s disregard for international law and the peace accords that maintain stability in Northern Ireland has heightened tensions with Northern Ireland and its neighbours.
“It is up to the next Conservative leader and all relevant stakeholders to resolve the many issues in Northern Ireland in ways which don’t seek to antagonize or sow discord.”

Marina Purkiss has defended Scotland’s desire for independence due to it voting to remain in the 2016 referendum.
Ms Purkiss said: “What the Scots were promised by the Conservative Government, they were told they would stay in the EU for example, they were told there would be this Northern powerhouse rail.
“Everything was all scrapped. Their welfare system was scrapped or lowered. They have had broken promise after broken promise.”

Britain’s manufacturing sector is poised a make a huge comeback with over 17 major new factories opening up.
Jefferson_MFG, an advocate for Britain’s manufacturing sector and the founder of Factory Now tweeted: “We don’t make anything anymore?
“Aston Martin, Moog, Britishvolt, Siemens, Johnson Matthey, Ciner, Forterra, Knauf, Envision AESC, Ball, Crown, Swizzels, Pensana, SeAH, Stannah, ITM Power and Rolls-Royce are just some of the manufacturers building new factories in the UK.”

The EU set out proposals for the protocol last October. 
Their propositions included: 
An 80 percent reduction in checks on food products arriving in Northern Ireland. 
Halving the amount of paperwork passing legislation to allow the trade in medicines between the UK and Northern Ireland to continue. 
Relaxing rules so chilled meats, such as sausages, could still be sent across the Irish Sea. 
In return, the EU wanted extra safeguards to prevent products from Britain crossing into the Republic of Ireland.

Liz Truss was originally on the side of the Remain campaign, but switched her allegiance following the 2016 referendum.
Loyal to Boris Johnson to the end, Ms Truss says she is the true Conservative candidate and will cut taxes to help ease the burden on families struggling with the cost of living crisis during her leadership campaign.
Ms Truss has vowed to reform the Northern Ireland Protocol, something she has already started by issuing a bill to allow the UK to unilaterally disable parts of the Brexit agreement.
She has also promised to rip up any remaining EU laws present in the UK’s unwritten constitution, putting any existing rules through tests to see if they are still vital for Britain post-Brexit.

Former Chancellor Rishi Sunak, a prominent Brexiteer sold Brexit as a “once in a generation opportunity” to “take back control”.
Mr Sunak said the vote would result in a “freer, fairer and more prosperous” Britain.
His Parliamentary voting record shows an enduring belief in separation from the EU.

Rishi SunakBrexit fury has erupted after Rishi Sunak was accused by two senior Cabinet ministers of resisting attempts to cut European Union red tape.
Simon Clarke, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, and Kwasi Kwarteng, the Business Secretary, have both made claims Mr Sunak is pushing back against reforms to the European Union‘s Solvency II rule which makes it harder for pension funds to invest in UK infrastructure projects, and the controversial Northern Ireland Protocol Bill.
Mr Clarke and Mr Kwarteng wrote in the Daily Telegraph: “He (Rishi Sunak) talks about cutting EU regulations, yet dug his heels in as chancellor against efforts to do exactly that and realise the benefits of Brexit.
“We both saw it in Cabinet, including resisting reforms to the EU’s Solvency II regulation – making it harder for pension funds and investors to invest in British business and infrastructure – and being backward-leaning on moving ahead with legislation to fix issues with the Northern Ireland Protocol.”


The EU is a political and economic union of 27 countries that trade with each other and allow citizens to move easily between the countries to live and work. 
The UK joined the EU, then known as the EEC (European Economic Community), in 1973.
A referendum was held June 23 2016 to decide whether the UK would remain inside the EU. 
The Leave side won by nearly 52 percent to 48 percent – 17.4 million votes to 16.1 million. 

The border between Spain and France is in chaos after a huge fire broke out on the motorway.
Traffic jams have reached five kilometres on the motorway between France and Spain after a fire broke out in Gironde and Landes.
Some 5,000 hectares burned in a single night in the area.
For the second day, the French authorities have closed the border of Irun to the passage of heavy vehicles due to a large fire in the north of the Landes department, which affects the A-63 motorway.

The EU has implemented measures to wean itself off Russian energy supplies – but the continent is still heavily reliant on imports from Russia and other countries.
The war in Ukraine has sparked a major review of how Europe meets its energy needs.EU's gas dependencyThe Spanish Government has impemented measures on electricity and gas usage as the European energy crisis deepens.
Last week the government announced plans to prevent offices, shops and other venues from setting air conditioning below 27C in the summer, as part of a drive to cut the country’s energy consumption and limit dependency on Russian gas.
The new rules would also stop heaters being raised above 19C in winter.

The pro-Remain newspaper’s front page featured a Chinese-stylised dragon wrapped around a map of Great Britain, the map is in the colours and style of China’s flag.
The headline reads: “China’s increasing chokehold on Britain.”
He posted the newest edition and said: “This is just plainly gratuitously racist.”
However, the anti-Brexit newspaper was quick to hit back at the Guardian writer.

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Rishi Sunak would leave Brexit Britain “entrenched” in European Union laws which we should now be free to repeal, a former UKIP and Tory MEP has claimed.
David Campbell-Bannerman claimed that the former Chancellor’s pledge to review or repeal all 2400 post-Brexit EU laws within his first 100 days in office is “cynically designed to change as little as possible”.
Vote Leave research in 2016 found there were 700,000 pages worth of laws from the bloc, which are now fully immersed in British law as part of the EU Withdrawal Act 2018.
This pile of laws are now eligible to be reformed or even deleted.
However, critics are “highly sceptical” of Mr Sunak’s plans to tackle this so quickly.
Mr Campbell-Bannerman also claimed Mr Sunak’s Tory leadership challenger Liz Truss has the “huge level of ambition” required to complete EU deregulation.
However, unlike Mr Sunak, Ms Truss campaigned for the UK to stay in the EU during the 2016 referendum.The British Government is trying to make changes to the controversial Northern Ireland Protocol.
Chief Brexit negotiator, Liz Truss, has told the House of Commons that the agreement has caused problems which the Government did not foresee when it originally signed the deal.
She argues that the deal is undermining the Good Friday Agreement.
It is also creating unnecessary bureaucracy for businesses moving goods between the UK and Northern Ireland, she claims.
The proposed Northern Ireland Protocol Bill would mean that British goods destined for sale in Northern Ireland would only have to meet British standards, and not those of the EU.
Michael Fabricant has blasted Lord Adonis’ claims that “when Boris goes, Brexit starts to go”.
On Twitter, Andrew Adonis, chairman of European Movement UK, repeated calls the UK could be back in the Customs Union & single Market by 2030.

The Lord said: “I haven’t changed my view that when Boris goes, Brexit starts to go too.
“Not in one fell swoop but a death of a thousand cuts which would accelerate if Lab win the ejection.
“The UK could be back in the Customs Union & single Market by 2030, which Euromove is campaigning for!”
In response, Mr Fabricant, Tory MP for Lichfield, said: “This is why we must remain vigilant to keep Brexit and the independence of the UK.”
David Bannerman, former Tory MEP, added: “This is the true agenda: If Boris goes Brexit goes. Except they underestimate Liz Truss.”
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Brexit Britain’s manufacturing sector is poised a make a huge comeback with over 17 major new factories opening up.
Jefferson_MFG, an advocate for Britain’s manufacturing sector and the founder of Factory Now tweeted: “We don’t make anything anymore?
“Aston Martin, Moog, Britishvolt, Siemens, Johnson Matthey, Ciner, Forterra, Knauf, Envision AESC, Ball, Crown, Swizzels, Pensana, SeAH, Stannah, ITM Power and Rolls-Royce are just some of the manufacturers building new factories in the UK.”
Responding to this tweet, Richard Marks, of the University of Reading, tweeted: “Having spent 25 years as a system engineer working with British Manufacturing companies before leaving to be an industrial historian and being ridiculously busy for all of it, I can safely second this.
“British Manufacturing is alive & well, we just don’t talk about it enough !”
READ MORERejoiner Lord Andrew Adonis has revealed the real goal of the UK’s “pro-EU forces” as he launches yet another campaign to reverse Brexit and get Britain back into the European Union.
The veteran Labour Party politician and chairman of the independent all-party pressure group The European Movement said by then, the “pain, horror and shame” of the “Brexit disaster” will be “categoric”.
Lord Adonis tweeted to his 175,000 followers: “The time is coming when I will feel confident in predicting an early referendum to reverse Brexit entirely and take us back into the EU – and that being the campaigning objective of the UK’s pro-EU forces.
“The pain, horror and shame of the Brexit disaster will by then be categoric.”
The time is coming when I will feel confident in predicting an early referendum to reverse Brexit entirely & take us back into the EU – and that being the campaigning objective of the UKu2019s pro-EU forces. The pain, horror & shame of the Brexit disaster will by then be categoric
Since the UK left the European Union, there has been opposition to the agreed Northern Ireland Protocol.
Unionist parties – political groups which support Northern Ireland’s place in the UK.
They argue that placing an effective border across the Irish Sea undermines Northern Ireland’s place within the UK.
Northern Ireland’s largest unionist party, the Democratic Unionists (DUP), is refusing to take part in Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government unless its concerns about the protocol are resolved.
The DUP came second in May’s elections to Sinn Fein – a nationalist party (wants Northern Ireland to be part of the Republic) which accepts the protocol.
But a new Northern Ireland government cannot be formed without the DUP’s support.
Sinn Fein has accused the unionists of believing they can “hold society to ransom”.A British company has stopped exporting goods to the European Union due to problems caused by Brexit.
Meringue manufacturing firm Flower and White previously exported to 12 countries across the bloc. But the company’s owner Leanne Crowther said Brexit has been a “disaster” for her business, which is based in Telford.
Mrs Crowther said thousands of pounds worth of stock had been left stranded at ports due to confusion over rules for exporting food products.
She and her husband Brian decided to halt exports to the EU after six months of chaos.
Mrs Crowther said it had been “tricky to plan” for the future of her business before a Brexit deal was struck.
She told the BBC: “The problem we had was nobody really knew what was happening.
“Because we use egg, there was a real problem with ‘do we need to get a vet in to certify the egg?’ and we were being pushed from pillar to post from [the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs] and the Department for Trade and it was so difficult to understand.
“One person would tell us one thing and another would tell us another.”
READ MOREThe Northern Ireland protocol is the piece of legislation that prevents a hard border from being in place between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Before Brexit, it was easy to transport goods between Northern Ireland and the Republic because both sides were subject to the same EU rules.
However, after Brexit, a new system was needed as the EU has strict rules and requires border checks when certain goods arrive from non-EU countries.
The protocol agreed that there would be no checks at the Irish border but there would instead be checks on goods coming from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.
However, the UK government now wants to rip up parts of the protocol and remove the need for goods checks between Britain and Northern Ireland.Sneering elites have been silenced by an influx of American entrepreneurs poised to unleash the power of Brexit Britain.
Nile Gardiner, a former aide to Margaret Thatcher, has revealed a wave of American businessmen coming to the United Kingdom despite the liberal media “hissing” at Brexit.
Writing in the Telegraph, Mr Gardiner said: “The East and West Coast elites sneer at British sovereignty, worship Brussels and cheer the imminent departure of their hated transatlantic nemesis, Boris Johnson.”
But, he added: “Despite their mocking tone, however, there is a growing exodus of wealthy elites from big Democrat-run US states, particularly from California, with many executives now ironically relocating to Brexit Britain.
“As much as US elites like to hiss at Brexit, Global Britain, free of the shackles of the EU, is an increasingly attractive place to do business for Americans, especially in comparison to Left-wing California, frequently derided today as a socialist basket case by US conservatives.”
Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, is amongst the people abandoning the US for Brexit Britain, as is former deputy Prime Minister and ardent Remainer Nick Clegg, who relocated to Silicon Valley for social media giant Meta in 2018.A Leigh voter has expressed his fury over a broken Brexit promise from frontrunner Liz Truss.
Ms Truss today answered questions from voters in the Greater Manchester town in the hope of securing their votes. 
They have until September 2 to put a cross behind either the current Foreign Secretary or former Chancellor Rishi Sunak.
During the question-and-answer session, a voter expressed his frustration at the failure of the Government – of which both leadership candidates have been significant members – to fulfil a long-touted Brexit promise.
Trevor Bell asked Ms Truss: “How can any government in the current situation justify keeping VAT on gas and electric?
“It was a Brexit promise that we would be free to get rid of that tax.
“It should go now.”
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Ursula von der Leyen has been threatened to be overthrown after refusing to dish out recovery funds to Poland.
Poland’s leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski has pledged his government will take no further steps to meet the EU Commission’s demands on the rule of law debate.
Poland has been waiting for €35 billion to be unlocked for its country’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic on the condition it would make changes to its judicial system.
Mr Kaczynski insisted Poland has now met its side of the deal with the EU executive and that it is prepared to take legal action against Ursula von der Leyen’s team unless the money is released.
Speaking to the pro-government Sieci news portal, he said: “We have shown maximum goodwill, but concessions have yielded nothing.
“It’s time to learn lessons.
“Since the European Commission is not fulfilling its obligation to Poland in this area, we have no reason to fulfil our obligations to the European Union.”
READ MORERishi Sunak was brutally mocked by Gary Lineker after the former Chancellor posted a video pledging to “review every EU law”.
The Tory leadership candidate was mocked on social media for posting a video showing a man entering an office with the label “Brexit department”.
The man proceeds to pick up boxes containing “EU legislation” and to shred all the documents.
In his post, Mr Sunak wrote: “A new Brexit delivery unit.
“Reviewing every EU law on our statute book.
“Starting in my first 100 days.
“Let’s keep Brexit safe.”
The video was reshaped by Remainer BBC presenter Gary Lineker who mocked the former Chancellor pretending the video had been shared by a “parody account”.
He wrote: “Love these political parody accounts. This is right up there with Rosie Hold.
“Excellent work.”
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Love these political parody accounts. This is right up there with @RosieisaHolt. Excellent work. ud83eudd23ud83dudc4fud83cudffb https://t.co/IGvFicwS2V
Incoming Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has stoked tensions with London by accusing the UK Government of trying to “go back on its word” over the Northern Ireland Protocol.
The Fine Gael leader’s spokesman claimed this year’s Stormont elections had in effect been a vote of confidence in the mechanism for preventing a hard border on the island of Ireland. 
He also dismissed claims by leading Dublin-based eurosceptic Anthony Coughlan that Mr Varadkar pulled the plug on talks which could have resolved the Brexit wrangle over the Irish border five years ago, shortly after becoming Taoiseach.
READ MOREDublin-based eurosceptic Anthony Coughlan has suggested Leo Varadkar pulled the plug on talks that could have resolved the Brexit wrangle over the Irish border, shortly after becoming Taoiseach.
He said: “Leo Varadkar is the person primarily responsible for the problems associated with the Northern Ireland Protocol.
“When Mr Varadkar became Taoiseach in 2017 he ordered the promising contacts between the Irish and British Revenue authorities, initiated by his predecessor Enda Kenny, to cease.
“He did this in order to facilitate the EU’s desire to use the Irish border issue as a means to keep the whole of the UK in the EU single market and customs union.
“This was at a time when Theresa May and her advisers were willing to play along with that objective once she had lost her House of Commons majority in the 2017 UK general election.”
Liz Truss has taken a jibe at Emmanuel Macron for his lack of cooperation over illegal English Channel Crossings.
GB News audience member Philip said: “We’ve got the French who are being completely uncooperative with this.”
Ms Truss sparked laughter with the GB news audience when she replied: “You don’t say!”
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