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‘Won’t buy European muck!’ Britons furious after EU threaten to boycott UK goods

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Following the UK’s departure, imports to the EU dropped severely this year which pro-Brexit think-tank, Facts4Eu warned showed the hostility towards Britain on the continent. These figures came as Casewise CEO Alexandre Wentz warned EU citizens may boycott UK goods. Reacting to the story, Express.co.uk readers hit out at the warning and in order strike back at the EU, they may now stop buying European products in turn.

One said: “It’s time that all UK produce is clearly labelled with the union flag and all EU produce or goods have the EU flag on them, just so we can be clear as to what to leave on the shelf.

“I personally do not want to buy EU muck and millions of others feel the same way.”

A second said: “They are copying us, I haven’t bought anything from the EU in the last 3 years.

“Morrocan tomatoes before the British are in the shops, Somerset Brie, Welsh mozzarella, wine from the commonwealth & California wine, we don’t need them.”

A third said: “Likewise, I’ve been boycotting EU goods for 5 years. Works both ways.”

Another added: “We survived with the Commonwealth.

“We will survive again, as we did before joining the EU.”

Ahead of the UK’s exit from the EU, Mr Wentz warned Europeans have a strong sense of the identity within the bloc.

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As part of the 27-member union, the CEO indicated Europeans will not take kindly to the UK voting to leave due to this unity. 

He added: “Many European countries have a strong national approach in the fact they made the Union.

“They take it very personally if you don’t believe in this decision.”

According to data from Eurostat this week, imports from the UK to the EU dropped by 27.1 percent compared with last year.

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The EU sold goods valued at £75.8billion, but bought goods worth just £35.9billion – a drop of 27.1 percent compared with the same period last year.

While exports to the EU have dropped, both sides remained locked in a bitter row over chilled meats to Northern Ireland from Great Britain.

Due to the Northern Ireland protocol, the country remains as part of the EU’s single market and therefore must apply checks on goods entering the country from Great Britain.

This week Lord David Frost had indicated the EU had taken a sturn stance with the measures brought in by the Northern Ireland protocol.

Lord Frost had also warned the UK may well move to extend the amnesty on chilled meats which expires at the end of this month.

He told MPs: “We try to stay in touch with a range of opinions in Northern Ireland.

“We are well aware of tensions and it is very clear in the spiralling political developments we’ve had since the end of January.

“Although we were heavily criticised at the time I believe that the decision we took on extending grace periods at the beginning of March was reassuring that we would not just watch things develop and do nothing.”

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