Brexit minister Lord Frost will declare that “the British renaissance has begun” as the nation grapples with staffing issues linked to its departure from the European Union.
He will tell a Tory party convention on Monday that the “long nightmare” of EU membership is over, as he challenges Brussels to be more “ambitious” in resolving the issues isolated over Northern Ireland .
The Conservative peer’s speech will come as the UK is feeling the effects of the fuel crisis and the prospect of a shortage until Christmas due to a shortage of HGV drivers.
Boris Johnson acknowledged that the issues are part of a “period of adjustment” following his departure from the EU.
The prime minister said he would not “reach the lever called uncontrolled immigration” to prevent an estimated 120,000 pigs due to a shortage of slaughterhouse and butchery workers.
Lord Frost will use his speech in Manchester to look at new opportunities presented by Brexit, such as new trade deals and a new immigration system.
“All history, all experience, shows that democracies with free economies, which let people own more of the money they earn, make their own decisions, and manage their own lives, are not only more prosperous, but are happier and more admired by others,” he is expected to say.
“That’s where we need to take this country. The opportunities are enormous. Our long nightmare of EU membership is over. The British renaissance has begun.”
He will also reiterate a caveat that the Northern Ireland Protocol negotiated risks undermining the Good Friday Agreement and that the threshold for triggering Article 16 to effectively tear down parts of the deal has been met.
Colleagues will call on Brussels to be more “ambitious” in its approach and warn that “tampering on the edges” will not fix the fundamental problems with a post-Brexit deal on Northern Ireland.
His speech will come after days of long queues and dry petrol pumps.
Pig farmers have also warned that up to 120,000 growing animals will have to be slaughtered and burned due to a severe shortage of butcher and slaughterhouse workers.
In an interview on Sunday, Mr Johnson said “the great hecatomb of pigs you describe hasn’t happened yet, let’s see what happens”.
he told the bbc Andrew Marr Show That “we can’t do that in all these areas just go back to the tired, unsuccessful, old model, access the lever called undocumented immigration, bring people to low wages”.
“There will be a period of adjustment, but I think that’s what we need to see,” he said.
Credit: www.independent.co.uk /