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Dear Editor,
The UK has import tariffs on oranges, bananas, olives, rice etc., that Britain does not produce domestically.

Why? To protect EU countries, who do produce them, from competition. We left the EU on 31/1/20.

Why are these tariffs STILL in place over TWO YEARS after we left?

We are paying more than we should for oranges, bananas, olives, rice etc.

Brexit opened up a huge amount of opportunities for the UK to prosper and to tackle the cost of living crisis.

Sadly, the Tory Government is reluctant to let go of the coat tails of the EU. We have Brexit in name only.

The 17.4m who voted to LEAVE, which included 60%+ of the Crewe and Nantwich electors, have been betrayed… again.

Yours faithfully,

Cllr Brian Silvester
Leader
Putting Crewe First

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3 Comments

  1. Jeanne Dow says:

    This letter is misleading. Under the current UK-EU TCA (Trade and Cooperation Agreement) ‘oven ready’ deal, there are NO tariffs in place to import food (or anything else) from the EU.

    Importing tangerines (say) from Morocco would be subject to tariffs, but importing them from Spain would not.

    As Mark Twain once wrote: “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.”

    Look in the mirror, and please stop peddling us with factually inaccurate but emotively-charged propaganda like this.

  2. Notinmyname says:

    I believe they grow bananas in the Canary Islands

  3. Martin Bond says:

    Can you tell me which EU country is producing bananas?

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