The British Broadcasting Corporation has long been criticised for its apparent attempt to play down the successes of the 2016 referendum, with the phrase “despite Brexit” becoming a byword for pro-Brussels bias. Bow Group Chairman Ben Harris-Quinney told Express.co.uk this illustrated the “tired liberal metropolitan establishment [approach] that underpins every aspect of what the BBC does”. But now a vocal campaigner has highlighted – despite the BBC – some of the tangible benefits of Brexit.
Retired RAF veteran Mike Mason OBE said Britain’s prospects are far rosier than some unfavourable reports might suggest.
He wrote in a post on Twitter: “All doom and gloom on BBC News – down on the economy and future.
“Yet, unemployment near record lows. Job vacancies at record highs. Retail sales rebounding. Housing market healthy. Companies restructuring and recovering. GDP growth last year 7.5 percent and highest in G7.”
Mr Mason joked: “Bloody Brexit!”
A number of his readers responded that their own businesses were faring well, despite rampant negativity.
Lord Farger wrote: “My business and most I know of, have had their best year ever.
“All despite the constant negativity from the mainstream media.”
NG, a medical business owner, added: “I’m [shortly] getting my third industrial/manufacturing unit.”
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“As Brexit Opportunities Minister, I want to eat those responsibilities for breakfast, lunch and dinner.”
He has the confidence of former Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage.
He called Mr Rees-Mogg “a genuine Brexiteer and a very honest man”.
Mr Farage added that the responsibility of pushing for Brexit freedoms now rested on the Tory Minister’s shoulders, given the less enthusiastic approach to our withdrawal demonstrated by some of his peers.
Among these was the Prime Minister himself, who the GB News host accused of backing Brexit “as a matter of career opportunity – not as a matter of principle”.