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Brexit cover-up: Remoaners' desperate warning incorrect as UK ditches EU exports

Figures from the Office of National Statistics for 2019 show the exact amount the UK has benefited from being a part of the EU, compared with other member states, such as Germany. The true amount we now trade with the EU pales in comparison with Remainer claims following the UK’s historic vote to leave the bloc in 2016. The data, published and researched by pro-Brexit organisation Facts4EU, show that just 7.7 percent of UK goods exports were with the EU, around £170.6bn of last year’s total GDP (£2,214.9bn).

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Facts4EU said the figures also show that around 70 percent of the UK’s economy is actually derived from internal activities.

Unsurprisingly, some point towards the fact that Germany enjoys a better and more profitable arrangement with the EU.

Germany’s GDP from EU goods exports is almost three times the amount, around 22.3 percent of their economy.

Brexit cover-up: How UK is ditching EU exports and flourishing within own borders (Image: GETTY)

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Brexit cover-up: How UK is ditching EU exports and flourishing within own borders (Image: GETTY)

David Campbell Bannerman is a former MEP and has sat on the EU Parliament’s International Trade Committee.

Talking to Facts4EU, he said: “Your excellent research shows very strongly that the main driver of our economic wealth isn’t the EU – it’s our own economy. 

“We’re making and selling so much to ourselves. 

“Almost 70 percent – as you found out – is generated within our own borders, and 86 percent has nothing to do with the EU.

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“So this argument that we have to do a deal with the EU or we’re finished is nonsense.”

Facts4EU added: “For years the British people have been brainwashed by previous governments, the London Establishment, Big Business, the BBC, and others into believing that exports to the EU provide the lion’s share of jobs and wealth. 

“They don’t. Not even remotely close.     

“We remember Remainer MPs – mostly Labour, LibDem and SNP, but many Conservative MPs too – telling the public that ‘50 percent of our exports go to the EU’, ‘our jobs depend on the EU’, and other such claims. 

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“Prior to the Referendum and every day since we have tried to counter these falsehoods.”

The UK is aiming to strike a trade deal with the EU by December 31 2020, after it left the bloc earlier this year on January 31.

If no deal is struck, the UK and Brussels will trade on World Trade Organisation terms.

Talks, however, have been severely hampered in recent months as a result of the coronavirus.

The UK Government is continuing to pursue discussions and has made clear it will not accept an extension to any Brexit negotiations that go beyond the end of the year.

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