Iain Duncan Smith is now claiming the Withdrawal Agreement isn't good for the UK after all

Greg Evans
Tuesday 04 August 2020 10:45
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Tory Brexiteer Iain Duncan Smith has been mocked on social media for complaining about the UK's Withdrawal Agreement from the EU despite having voted for it.

The UK is set to complete its exit from the European Union on 31 December when the transition period will end, and at the time of writing there is little sign of a trade agreement being reached between the two negotiating teams.

While that is concerning to many, Duncan Smith's grievance is the withdrawal bill that he and other Tory MPs voted through the Commons last year, which he's now claiming is the problem.

In a series of tweets the former leader of the Conservatives posted on Monday, he explained how the EU will benefit from a 'divorce payment' which is denying the UK 'true national independence.'

Duncan Smith's name was soon trending on Twitter with many questioning why he had even voted for the Withdrawal Agreement in the first place if he was so opposed to it.

A resurfaced tweet from Duncan Smith, saw him champion Boris Johnson's 'oven-ready' deal which is he now bemoaning.

An article from The Sun that Duncan Smith shared explained how the UK is facing £160bn EU loans bill thanks to it previously being part of The European Investment Bank and the European Financial Stability Mechanism.

The money raised through the scheme goes to 'investment projects' across Europe however by leaving, Britain is now liable for around 12 per cent of these unpaid loans which comes to the aforementioned sum, which is four times Britain’s £39bn divorce deal.

What was that old saying that Remainers used to say; 'people didn't know what they were voting for....'

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