By Ron Howells • 23 June 2021 • 10:40
Boris Johnson Hails Fifth Anniversary Of Brexit Vote As Lord Heseltine Warns Future Looks ‘Ominous’.
Brexit was the British exit of the European Union. The Brexit campaign won an in-out referendum of EU membership which took place on June 23, 2016, the UK then exiting the Brussels bloc on January 31, 2020, and signing a trade deal in December of the same year.
Today, Wednesday, June 23, Boris Johnson acknowledged the fifth anniversary of the vote and claimed it is still his “mission” to use the UK’s new position in the world to deliver a better future for the British people.
Marking the anniversary of the vote, Boris Johnson said: “Five years ago the British people made the momentous decision to leave the European Union and take back control of our destiny. This Government got Brexit done and we’ve already reclaimed our money, laws, borders and waters.”
However, in a sharply contrasting message, the veteran pro-European Lord Heseltine said the outlook was “ominous”, with the Northern Ireland peace process under real threat.
“Storm clouds are gathering on the horizon, chief among them the threat to the Good Friday peace agreement in Northern Ireland,” he said.
Labour said the prime minister’s “dishonesty” over Brexit was “still having real consequences”
Five years on from the Brexit referendum which upended British politics the country remains divided over whether leaving the EU was worth it.
Thierry Breton, the EU’s single market commissioner, arrogantly claimed leaving the EU meant the UK would miss out on a £45 billion Covid recovery fund bailout. And failing to mention any of the fees members have to shell out to fill Brussels’ coffers, he argued Brexit was an “aberration that has weakened and isolated the UK”.
What would happen if the Uk voted again?
After years of parliamentary wrangling, many felt relief that the UK had finally left the bloc on January 30, 2020. However, others continued to rail against the move – even mooting rejoining the EU in future.
A poll by Savanta ComRes ran today, Wednesday, June,23, found that if the referendum was re-run now the result would be a narrow win for Remain – by 51% to 49%. The actual result on June 23, 2016, was 51.9% for Leave and 48.1% for Remain.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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