The hounding of Steve Bray shows Boris Johnson has lost the argument on Brexit
The government seems unable to explain what benefits, if any, it believes Britain's exit from the EU has had.
What are the benefits of Brexit? That’s the question which Boris Johnson’s government increasingly seems incapable of answering.
In recent weeks I have repeatedly asked Johnson’s spokespeople to explain whether Britain’s exit from the EU has benefited the economy or improved trade.
Ministers have also struggled to sell the supposed benefits of Brexit.
Asked last week to explain which EU laws he would like to prioritise for removal, the Brexit Opportunities Minister singled out the law which governs the spacing of emergency exit signs in the Dartford Tunnel.
Without wishing to downplay the significance of this crucial matter of national importance, it’s not entirely clear that this ‘benefit of Brexit’ will radically alter many lives.
This inability to identify any upsides to the UK’s exit from Europe is now being noticed by the public too.
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