It’s time to stop listening to the Brexit hypocrites

A little under a year ago The London Economic exposed that billionaire entrepreneur Sir James Dyson was planning to create hundreds of jobs in Asia after promising Brits in June 2016 that “we will create more wealth and more jobs by being outside the EU”.

The piece sparked a hysterical response from the firm’s PR officers. “No way are we moving jobs to Asia”, they said, we’re a “British company committed to investing in Britain”. And so we retreated. Slightly.

But as David Lammy posted shortly after the firm announced that it is to move its headquarters from the UK to Singapore – “Don’t listen to their words, watch what they do”.

Dyson said before the referendum that Remain claims that British exports would fall if we quit the union was “absolute cobblers”, saying Britain would actually be £18.5 billion better off every year if voters back Brexit.

More recently he said a no-deal Brexit “will not change anything” in an interview with Parisian financial newspaper Les Echos, advocating that Britain should walk away from negotiations.

But his words came just days before Dyson chose to build their first electric car in Singapore in a blow to UK manufacturing.

The company committed £2 billion to the project that will take roots in one of the most expensive territories in the world where space for manufacturing is at a premium, with top officers echoing the same old nonsense that the decision had “nothing to do with Brexit” – sentiment which is increasingly falling on deaf ears.

And so it should. Most prominent Brexiteers have now been exposed for what they are; hypocrites at best and downright con men at worst. Since the vote to Leave we have found that those who campaigned so passionately for it will either benefit from the divorce or will have the cash to shield themselves from it’s effects

Jacob Rees-Mogg has launched two investment funds in Dublin that will invariably profit from an emerging markets portfolio. John Redwood has advised investors to avoid Britain as the country’s economy “hits the brakes”, ex Brexit minister Steve Baker invested £70k in a firm that sells gold to avoid the Brexit impact and Vote Leave chairman Nigel Lawson is applying for an official French residency card.

It goes to show its high time we stop listening to the Brexit hypocrites – their words should mean nothing to us now.

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  1. Politics fan

    The leavers lies or claims are unravelling fast. The EU is now insisting there will be a hard border in Ireland if there is a no deal Brexit. I don’t recall any leavers saying that would happen in the event of a no deal. Mogg and other said no-one wanted a hard border. Indeed, Mogg said “I think it’s a phantom problem because the Irish government has said it won’t have a border, the EU have said it won’t insist on a border – Mr Juncker said that in the Irish parliament.”

    Well he’s wrong or delusional because today it’s been confirmed the EU will insist on a hard border if there is a no deal Brexit. EU negotiator Michel Barnier has begged Britain to “take responsibility” for the Irish border after Brussels admitted it would force Dublin to implement controls in the event of a no-deal Brexit.In an interview to European newspapers Le Monde, Rzeczpospolita and Luxemburger Wort, Mr Barnier reinforced the Commission’s stance of implementing a hard border in Ireland if Britain leaves the EU without a deal.He said: “There will be checks in case of a no-deal-Brexit.“We will do everything possible to enforce them unobtrusively. However, that will not be possible with everything.“How should we control animals crossing the border? There will have to be checks.”

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