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Brexit LIVE: ‘Worst of all worlds’ Rees-Mogg warned UK faces becoming EU ‘satellite’ state

Hannan says reporting of Brexit economics was 'prejudiced'

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Lord Daniel Hannan, who was a prominent backer of “Leave” during the 2016 referendum, criticised the Government’s “reluctance to diverge” from EU policy on working hours, imports, energy and more. He told the new Minister for Brexit Opportunities Britain will suffer the “worst of both worlds” if it matches standards set in Brussels without getting easier exports in return. This, he stressed, would make it “much easier for a future Government, if not formally to rejoin the EU, then to become a satellite, a semi-protectorate like Bosnia or Macedonia”.

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  • Rees-Mogg warned UK faces becoming EU ‘satellite’ state

    Prominent pro-Brexit politician Lord Hannan has warned Jacob-Rees Mogg Britain faces becoming an EU “satellite” state if the benefits of Brexit are not properly utilised.

    Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, the Tory Peer told the new Minister for Brexit Opportunities the UK has not yet fully chartered its own course but has, instead, stuck to the Brussels line on policies relating to energy, working hours, imports and more.

    He wrote: “These things make it much easier for a future government, if not formally to rejoin the EU, then to become a satellite, a semi-protectorate like Bosnia or Macedonia.

    “Britain would end up matching EU standards without getting easier exports in return – the worst of all worlds.”

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