Turns out that the Love Island discussion about Brexit was actually quite accurate

Greg Evans
Saturday 16 June 2018 09:00
Showbiz

You probably recall the moment last week where the UK's departure from the EU was discussed at great length and detail on Love Island.

It was possibly one of the most glorious moments in television history and we all had a good chuckle as Liverpool's Hayley suggested that Brexit might actually impact British trees.

It was all very funny as we looked on and laughed at the people of Love Island tried to discuss politics or at least their version of it.

Well, we all about to look very stupid as it turns out that Hayley's fears about the UK's trees weren't completely ridiculous.

Speaking to The Sun, environmental experts revealed that Britain will be relying on tree imports to meet its target of planting more than 11 million new trees in the next 25 years.

However, Brexit will impact the border checks on tree and plant imports - and Britain's Animal and Plant Health Agency has not been granted the capacity to the necessary checking themselves.

This could mean that after Brexit Britain may start letting in trees that have not been properly checked, risking the possibility of spreading tree diseases.

An industry official told The Sun:

Brexit means we might miss the tree targets, which is exactly what Hayley on Love Island warned about.

Maybe we should make Hayley national tree champion.

Furthermore, Stefaan De Rynck, who is the advisor to the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier, weighed in on the subject on Twitter and confirmed that it is true.

Seeing his confirmation that a contestant on Love Island possibly knows more about Brexit than most of the general public, media and British politicians caused the internet to have a bit of a meltdown.

HT The Sun

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