Prime Minister Boris Johnson has declared ‘big changes’ are coming for the United Kingdom as he vowed to break free from EU rules and regulations in the new year.
The PM told the Telegraph its “up to us now to seize the opportunities” of Brexit.
Mr Johnson promised “big” changes are coming as he seeks to use the country’s new “legislative and regulatory freedoms to deliver for people who felt left behind”.
In his first interview since signing the trade deal with Brussels on Thursday, Mr Johnson hinted at a potential overhaul of the tax and regulatory environment for businesses.
The Prime Minister said Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor, was now conducting a “big exercise on all of this”, suggesting changes could come as early as the Budget in March.
Mr Johnson turned his nose up at the idea the UK caved to Brussels in key areas, revealing there were “several times” when he and Lord Frost, the UK’s chief Brexit negotiator, concluded “things were going in the wrong direction and that our best bet was to go for no deal.”
The UK’s chief negotiator Lord Frost declared the agreement was a “moment of national renewal” for Britain which “established the UK as a country which sets its own laws again”.
The Prime Minister has also hinted he would be ready to dispose of the agreement between the UK and EU should Brussels “regularly” attempt to take retaliatory action, stating that the “treaty makes it explicit” that the UK can revert to World Trade Organisation terms.
Mr Johnson said: “We can’t sort of suddenly decide that we’re free and then not decide how to exercise it. This Government has a very clear agenda to use this moment to unite and level up and to spread opportunity across the country. That’s what we want to do.”
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