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Michael Gove is under fire as the UK’s EU exports plummet – 11 unsurprised reactions

One of the abiding themes of the pre-referendum messaging was the idea that the UK would be able to trade more easily with non-EU countries, while having no loss of access to the EU.

Well, guess what …

Although the drop in business was reported to Michael Gove in urgent terms a week ago, after contacting him several times previously, he has so far failed to address the issue.

The problems have been described by ministers as teething troubles, but unless there’s a rapid renegotiation, they’re a lot closer to the UK’s teeth having been extracted down a back alley by a guy with rusty pliers and no anaesthetic.

Jim Pickard of the Financial Times used the reserved description “staggering”.

These other people were no less staggered.

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As ever, Professor Brian Cox had a promising idea.

Accountable politicians, you say? Intriguing.

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