Brexit an ‘economic disaster’ for Britain – POLITICO


The UK’s decision to leave the European Union has spelled “economic disaster” for Britain, EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton said in an interview with French broadcaster BFMTV on Tuesday.

“Look what’s happening with the store shelves…with the refueling…with the shortage of nurses and doctors…with the shortage of truckers [and] with all the construction. What is happening these days is a disaster,” Breton said.

“Consider that after saying they could get back to prosperity, which to some extent meant that every EU national would be kicked out – at least a large part of them – well now they have to come back, because the nurses are missing. There are 100,000 truck drivers missing… It is what it is and we regret it,” he added.

The French commissioner also commented on the fishing line between London and Paris, as the French government reportedly prepares to announce retaliatory measures against the United Kingdom, which granted less than half of the Jersey fishing permits requested by the France.

“We saw a lot of bad faith from the British,” Breton said. “We are used to this game now.” He added that “200 permits have been granted, so it is progressing”.

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