Conservatives want Boris to use Brexit freedoms’more aggressively’ to turn the UK into a world-beater.


Conservatives want Boris to use Brexit freedoms’more aggressively’ to turn the UK into a world-beater.

Former Brexit Secretary David Davis revealed why his successor Lord David Frost resigned from the cabinet, urging Boris Johnson to fully exploit the liberties afforded by Brexit.

Lord David Frost’s resignation as chief Brexit negotiator stunned Westminster in December, but his predecessor David Davis has revealed the real reason for the move.

Mr Davis complained to LBC’s Camilla Tominey that Britons had yet to reap the benefits of Brexit.

Boris Johnson should “get more aggressive,” he said, and take advantage of the deregulation that Brexit provides.

“What do you think about the fact that we don’t seem to have seen any Brexit dividend?” Camilla Tominey asked.

“We were supposed to come out of the bloc as the global leader in competitive free trade.”

“However, our corporate tax is now on par with France.”

“That is what prompted David Frost’s resignation,” Mr Davis responded.

“Like me, he saw opportunities in Brexit, but he had to seize them!” he continued.

“They weren’t going to fall into your lap by themselves.”

“Was he not aggressive enough in grabbing them?” Ms Tominey pressed.

“I don’t believe the government has in general,” Mr Davis stated.

“With the vaccine success, we have a magnificent example of how successful deregulation can be.”

“In that, we outperformed the rest of the world.”

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“It backs up David Frost’s point that Boris Johnson must trust his instincts.”

This comes as Lord Frost, in his first major interview since leaving the cabinet, warns Mr Johnson that if he doesn’t commit to low taxes and a free market, he will lose the next election.

“We need to get the country going economically again,” the Tory peer told the Mail on Sunday. “That means free markets, free debate, and low taxes.”

“People need to take a look at this country and realize that something is changing.”

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“We have to develop that if we want to get out of this rut and win the election in a couple of years.”

Senior cabinet members, including Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg, have pressed Mr Johnson to abandon his plans to raise national insurance contributions in April.


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