'Still a sore loser!' Brexiteer Minister skewers Remoaner outside Tory leadership hustings – Express

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The Morley and Outwood MP has been filmed telling a British EU supporter they are a “sore loser” for refusing to accept Brexit. The man, who was holding an EU flag, asked Ms Jenkyns if she had any news on the “Brexit benefits” in a clash outside the Tory leadership hustings in Leeds.
In response, she said: “How many years has it been? You’re still a sore loser!”
Ms Jenkyns was criticised earlier this month when shortly before Boris Johnson’s resignation when she stuck her middle finger up at a crowd of jeering protesters outside Downing Street.
She later apologised, saying: “I responded and stood up for myself. Just why should anyone have to put up with this sort of treatment?
“I should have shown more composure but am only human.”
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The UK is leading the way on the decarbonisation of electricity, claimed an industry expert, as she describes the offshore wind industry as “booming”.
The UK Government has committed to getting 95 percent of the country’s electricity from low-carbon sources by 2030 and to fully decarbonise the grid by 2035. 
It is also aiming for “up to” 50GW of offshore wind by 2030, including “up to” 5GW from floating offshore schemes.
Praising Brexit Britain’s strategies, CEO of One Home Angela Terry said: “We are doing really well in de-carbonisation of our electricity and particularly the offshore wind industry is booming around the UK coast and with that, it’s creating jobs and bringing down the price of electricity. 
“So that’s where there has been consistent long-term support in Government policy.
“The industry was able to build, invest, and scale up the workforce so that we are actually one of the world’s leaders in offshore windfarm.”
Turbines placed out at sea are more efficient and reliable than those on land, but they cost significantly more to build and maintain.

Liz Truss will today set out her vision for closer trade links with Commonwealth nations in a fresh drive to boost the UK’s post-Brexit opportunities.
The Foreign Secretary and Tory leadership frontrunner is to propose a new “Commonwealth Deal” to strengthen economic security between the 56 countries in the group, headed by the Queen.
Ms Truss also wants the “freedom-loving” nations that form the association to act as a global counter to the growing influence of China on the world stage.
Her latest policy plans are being unveiled to coincide with the opening of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games today.
Ms Truss said: “I will ensure the Commonwealth sits at the heart of my plans for global Britain.
“As one of the largest groups of freedom-loving democracies, we must ensure there are clear benefits to remaining a member of the Commonwealth and offer nations a clear alternative to the growing malign influence from Beijing.
“Prioritising trade with countries across the Commonwealth will strengthen economic and security ties while also turbo-charging opportunities for British businesses to access one of the world’s largest economic blocs.”

Brexit Britain is on course to strike trade deals with one of the emerging world’s top economies.
The UK holds a Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO) with Indonesiawhich is forecast to become a “World Top Five economy by 2040”, according to Robert Kimbell.
Praising Brexit Britain’s freedom to strike free trade deals outside the EU, the Chairman of the Time Party argued the JETCO could pave the way for negotiations of a free trade agreement with the emerging south-eastern Asian nation.
He said: “Indonesia is forecast to become a World Top Five economy by 2040.
“And what is Britain doing right now to develop its trade with this emerging economic superpower?
“We have a JETCO in place.
“Hopefully, this will lead to negotiations for a modern bilateral FTA.”

Ann Widdecombe earlier this week echoed the view expressed by former Brexit Party MEP Ben Habib below that delays at Dover were not caused by Brexit but by the French.
She wrote: “The chaos at Dover and Folkestone is not down to Brexit, as the BBC tells us in almost every news bulletin, but down to the French’s determination to make life as difficult as possible for Britain following Brexit.
“That is why they simply haven’t bothered having enough officers on duty checking documents. And Rishi Sunak wants to pay even more!”
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Facts4EU have highlighted new statistics that show just 10 EU countries account for almost 90 percent of purchases from UK exporters.
Almost 70 percent of purchases come from just five EU member states.
The pro-Brexit group said: “Back in 2016 in an effort to scare voters into remaining in the European Union we were told that the UK’s economy would fall over a cliff edge if we voted to leave.
“Well, we did and it didn’t.
“Not only that, but the EU27 are buying more from us now that we’ve left their Union.”
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Defence Secretary Ben Wallace’s endorsement of Liz Truss to be next Tory leader and prime minister will have been a “huge blow” for Brussels, it has been claimed.
Alessandra Scotto di Santolo reports: “According to Italian journalist Antonello Guerrera, the move has been received as a ‘huge blow’ in the EU.
“Brussels, claimed the La Repubblica journalist, will be “deeply upset” to see Ms Truss succeed in her quest to lead the UK.”
Read more here.

Recent travel delays at Dover were not the fault of Brexit, according to Ben Habib.
The former Brexit Party MEP told Express.co.uk this was instead “all down to inadequate French border control”.
Despite this, he added, there are some for whom “no amount” of proof will be enough to stop them blaming such issues on our withdrawal from the EU.
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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. 

former Brexit Party MEP Ben Habib argued the delays at Dover this week are down to poor staffing from the French side and not Brexit.
Mr Habib said: 
“Last Saturday I was in Mykonos when I was invited to join Ben Kentish at LBC online to discuss the delays at Dover.
“Also online was Naomi Smith of Best for Britain (yes, she knew best!).
“Her dogged line was the delays were due to Brexit. No amount of pointing her to the massive queues at the vast majority of airports across Europe could persuade her this was a general employment issue caused by lockdowns and ensuing redundancies.”

Andrea Jenkyns is a staunch Boris supporter, and was present at his resignation alongside his family and other ministers
Mr Saxty said: “The UK needs to reach out to the Commonwealth, a multi-billion-strong family of countries which share the English language, common law and historic ties. Immediately the UK can start with the realms: countries which share the Queen as head of state and commander-in-chief.
This includes Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Combined, the realm countries make up the world’s largest land area and its third largest economy.
“It is simply absurd that the UK has taken so long to re-engage with these nations.”

Robert Kimbell has said the UK is in an excellent position to negotiate free trade agreements with Indonesia.
He said: “Indonesia is forecast to become a World Top Five economy by 2040.
“And what is Britain doing right now to develop its trade with this emerging economic superpower?
“We have a JETCO in place.
“Hopefully, this will lead to negotiations for a modern bilateral FTA.”

Carole Malone has blasted Spain for its new requirements for non-EU travellers needing to show proof of funds before entering the country.
Express.co.uk’s Macer Hall has reported Mr Sunak is planning to double deportation of criminals.
Mr Sunak told Express.co.uk: “The British people are one the most generous and open-hearted in the world.
“But they expect everybody to obey the laws of the land. They want us to be tough on those who don’t.
“That’s why I’m making foreign nationals who commit offences like stealing from our shop owners, thieving from our homes or threatening victims with a knife eligible for deportation.
“Express readers will want us to take a zero-tolerance approach so I will double the number we deport to keep them safe and ensure crime never pays.”
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A House of Lords committee has said the much-maligned Northern Ireland Protocol has created a “feast or famine” scenario in Northern Ireland.

An examination of the Protocol and wider trading found that services and companies involved in trade with the rest of the UK were being hampered by added red tape, whereas those doing more business with Ireland and the wider EU were benefiting. Peers have said the Irish Sea border is creating increased bureaucracy, resulting in added pressures on companies’ staff resources, increased costs and longer delivery times.
Lord Jay of Ewelme, who chairs the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland Committee, said: “The committee’s engagement with businesses trading in and with Northern Ireland has demonstrated that, while much uncertainty remains, the economic impact of the protocol is gradually becoming clearer.
“The situation was described to us as ‘feast or famine’, whereby businesses able to take advantage of the protocol benefit, while those dependent on trade with Great Britain lose out.”
The report comes after an almighty breakdown in relations between the bloc and UK Government, with Liz Truss pushing through legislation to unilaterally suspend elements of the Brexit deal.
The committee said the issues need to be resolved quickly and called on the EU and UK to reengage in negotiations.Liz TrussThe latest tracker results from July 25 show the majority of people do not think the current government is doing a good job with Brexit.
Asked ‘How well or badly do you think the government is handling Britain’s exit from the EU?’ 62 percent said badly and only 28 percent said the Government was handling it well.
The disapproval figure has been steadily rising in recent weeks.

UK In A Changing Europe’s Anand Menon said a trade war with the EU could be on the horizon for the next Prime Minister.
He said the most pressing issue for the new prime minister will be whether to let the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill continue through parliament.
This is most likely under Ms Truss, who prepared the legislation after talks with the EU came to a stalemate earlier this year.

The 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. 

A Boris Johnson ally has slammed the EU for launching legal action on the UK over the NI protocol. 
Baron Moylan said: “We are the fifth largest economy or sixth largest economy in the world. And we’re doing everything possible we can to help the European Union at the most difficult time.
“And at the same time, you have these nutters in Brussels picking fights in a way that threatens peace in Northern Ireland.
“So they just need to get their act together over there in Brussels and actually understand that there’s a bigger picture here.
“It seems like we are either in their club or under their club.
“The things we do for Europe and then they start sending us speeding tickets in the post.”

The 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. 

This week the European Union agreed to use less gas as the bloc faces a shut off from Russia due to the war in Ukraine.
But Hungarain leader Viktor Orban, who has often clashed with the bloc’s top dogs, slammed the plans after a meeting with Austria’s PM yesterday.
An official briefing sent by the Hungarian Government noted: “The Prime Minister pointed out that each country sets the energy mix at the national level, and Brussels should not interfere in this.
“At the same time, European unity is also important: ‘We take note of the decision, which is unfavourable to us, and will try to implement it with the least possible damage to our country,’ he said.”
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