'Six French people being late for work is enough to bring our economy to a grinding halt?
'Why do you lie? You lie because it's preferable to the truth.'
James O'Brien squashes the right-wing media's refusal to accept that chaos in Dover is due to Brexit.
'They're just so stupid. They're just so thick.'
This is James O'Brien's devastating takedown of the Tories' 'utter failure to understand anything' about their own Brexit deal.
Both Truss and Sunak deny Brexit is responsible for the problems at Dover. Straight lie. No challenge. Miserable
The Daily Mail's Andrew Pierce is educated by Simon Calder on the impact Brexit is currently having on the port of Dover.
Ignore the guff about French staffing problems, it's a diversion tactic.
Brexit is causing havoc on our travel and trade industries.
“Is Brexit to blame for those queues?”
Both Tory leadership candidates decide to lie
The port of Dover has cleared its backlog. Operations back to normal.
If the backlog had been due to Brexit it would still subsist.
Another anti-Brexit theory debunked.
Every British citizen entering and exiting the EU now has their passport checked and stamped. This has nothing to do with Schengen or French bull-headedness as per Tory tabloid excuses. It is down to Boris Johnson’s hard Brexit deal and UK third country status in relation to EU!
Having both touted how "we must tell people the truth" (Sunak) and "I'm straight talking and honest" (Truss), they fall at the very first hurdle.
Is Brexit to blame for the queues in Dover? ~AA #BBCOurNextPM
Is Brexit to blame for the Channel ports holidays meltdown?
Truss & Sunak in unison: “No!”
The most dishonest moment of the evening …..
Of course they should have been asked about Brexit - about the realities now known - not just predicted.
And they should have been asked about Rwanda too.
wonder how that post-Brexit *cutting red tape* thing is going
Northern Ireland is part of the UK, not the EU.
It is a preposterous suggestion that the constitutional integrity of NI should be up for “negotiation” with a foreign power.
The UK- as one Union- voted to leave. It’s time to free NI from the Protocol & get Brexit done!
UK chemicals sector hit by £2bn Brexit red tape bill — double the original £1bn estimate.
But @RishiSunak @trussliz
persist with fiction that #brexit deregulation is net gain. Truth is, there are some gains, but more costs. #BBCOurNextPM
Rishi Sunak says Boris Johnson deserves ten out of ten for delivering Brexit
Imagine his shock when he finds out the Prime Minister has just admitted his “oven ready” deal is so terrible it’s put the country in “grave peril” & he wants to break international law to get out of it
Liz has done more than any other Minister I can think of to seize the opportunities of Brexit. As someone who fought incredibly hard to ensure we left the EU properly, she has my total respect and trust.
King of the "sensibles" James O'Brien spent 5 years relentlessly attacking "extremist" Jeremy Corbyn so we could have a "grown-up" Labour leader like Starmer who supports hard Brexit, privatisation, deregulation, outsourcing, tax cuts and austerity.
Don't forget to thank him.
“Is Brexit to blame for those queues?”
Having just promised viewers they would be honest with the public both Tory leadership candidates almost fell over themselves to see who could lie the fastest
Thank you @theJeremyVine
for playing this on your @BBCRadio2
show & rightly so. #Brexit was built on lies - the dreadful situation at #Dover is due to Brexit. Time for other broadcasters to report facts, call out the liars & expose #BrexitReality https://t.co/BSQfn6QpRM
Europe only featured twice in 1h leadership debate - both times as lies
Truss getting away with implying she’s sorted Protocol with NIP Bill. Both lying about Brexit & Dover
Europe basically stuff of pure fantasy in British politics now. Totally unhinged from reality
Sophie Raworth - Were those huge queues at Dover & Folkestone caused by brexit?
Rishi Sunak - No
Liz Truss - No
There’s no louder champion than @trussliz
when it comes to making the most of Brexit. That’s why she spent over a year signing world-leading trade deals with our international allies - ie. actually delivering Brexit opportunities for British businesses and workers! #LizforLeader
Brexit: the cost that just keeps growing https://t.co/atBu2h4S5b
One day our politicians will have to start telling the truth about Brexit - but that's clearly not yet based on yesterday's collective performances.
The easyJet CEO tells LBC that the number of EU nationals working for the airline has dropped by 37.5% due to Brexit, causing some travel delays.
When in 1986 Margaret Thatcher signed the Single European Act, it initiated a quarter-century of sustained growth. This era ended in 2019 with Johnson’s hard Brexit.
wants economic growth he has to embrace the EU, not Brexit. Tell him somebody!
Stupid having that as a yes/no question only. They are never challenged on their Brexit zealotry… the NI protocol mess… their idiotically damaging and economically negligible trade deals… the v dodgy freeports…
it’s all given a free pass.
As you say, miserable.
“Leaving the EU makes it harder to leave the UK”. Brilliantly simple articulation of what #GBeebies audience voted for. #BrexitReality #BrexitChaos #Brexit https://t.co/Uxwfi66vCU
The prime ministerial candidates agree on one thing: queues at the EU external frontier that the UK wanted in Kent are nothing to do with Brexit.
Travel chaos at Dover and Folkestone is all the fault of the French says former foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt.
Lots of other people were thinking: "this is horrendous and not the way I want to see Britain". With Brexit and the culture wars on race, imperialism, and everything else... they won. https://t.co/AbgguRuYch
Freedom of Movement is the best thing the EU ever invented! It gave the working class a RIGHT to travel, study, work and live across Europe's borders! Brexit took away that right from us. But by rejoining the Single Market, we'd get it back.