2023-01-31 05:58:56

Rishi Sunak hails UKs huge strides in three years since Brexit

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The Independent
By Gavin Cordon

Britain has taken huge strides in taking advantage of the opportunities opened up by Brexit to address the challenges facing the country, Rishi Sunak has said.

In a statement to mark the third anniversary on Tuesday of the UKs withdrawal from the EU, the Prime Minister said the country is confidently forging a new path as an independent nation.

He pointed to the opening of eight new freeports, plans to review or abolish EU red tape and the overhaul of the regime for business subsidies among the benefits of the break with Brussels.

However his upbeat analysis contrasted with recent polling suggesting growing unhappiness with the way Brexit has turned out.

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