A pro-Brexit activist has accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson of undermining the opportunity to renege on his promise to “regain control” of the European Union by endorsing VAT cuts that have cost millions of British citizens. There will be huge economic benefits.
Jane Ade believes Johnson could turn Britain into a “mirror image” of the European Union, as opposed to the sovereignty that was about to secede from the European bloc.
It said: “VAT was introduced here in 1973 as a condition of joining the European Economic Community (as it was then), with a minimum rate of 10%. It increased at least in 2006. 15% – although the UK government set this minimum in 2011 when they set the VAT at 20.