Booming Brexit Britain

Graham Charles Lear
8 min readJan 15, 2022

Booming Brexit Britain, not that you would know because the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky won't even mention it.

So let's take a look at how Brexit Britain is booming.

  • Brixham Fish Market in Devon had recorded its best-ever year for the value of seafood landed at the port.
  • UK Unemployment had continued to fall — and was now at 4.2 per cent, while in the EU it was continuing to rise and is now at over 7.2 per cent.
  • The United Kingdom on Thursday began trade discussions with India. Unlike with previous negotiations India has said Freedom of Movement is not required for a deal, and they only wish to lower visa costs for skilled workers moving between the two countries.
  • Additionally, UK exports to South Korea have increased by over £620 million in the last year, paving the way for the UK to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), hence enabling free trade without any of the political ambitions of the EU — or Freedom of Movement.
  • The UK has been given command of NATO’s naval missions in the Baltic, North Sea and the Mediterranean — directly observing and confronting growing hostility from Russia.
  • The lead vessel for the mission will be the UK’s latest flagship aircraft carrier, the HMS Queen Elizabeth.”

Meanwhile, the EU was excluded from taking part in NATO talks with Russia, which took place in Brussels this week, something that is an “added bonus” we don't need amateurs meddling in serious matters.

That they have been excluded demonstrated that “yet again, the EU is not a serious player when it comes to international security and foreign policy”.

Furthermore, Google has made a £730 million commitment to London by buying their office block to open up space for hiring more staff.

This comes as they push to encourage more people to return to work from the office.” as Brexit Britain is seen to be the first country not only in Europe but the world to get back to normal.

Sagen die Briten demnächst bye-bye Corona?

Translated it says Will the British say bye-bye Corona soon?

The British government wants to overturn the — already relaxed — corona measures at the end of January.

Great Britain could be the first country to get out of the pandemic entirely, says a high-ranking public health expert, ex-WHO chief Prof. David Heymann. Four out of five adult British people would have received a booster vaccination. And very many have been infected with Corona.

︎A total of 95 per cent of the British are immune to Covid

Consequence: With this level of protection, Corona is increasingly becoming a disease with which the British can live well.

“The UK is the closest country to the end of the pandemic — if it’s not out now — and where the disease is as endemic as other viruses that cause colds,”

This is reported in the German media It comes to something that I have to trawl through German newspapers to find good news about our nation because our own media refuse to print or show on television how well we are doing. I would say their refusal it borders on treason.

Yet the good news just keeps on rolling in.

More good Brexit news — London ranked World №1 for ‘young achievers’

London is the best place in the World for young people to make their name.

The Forbes ’30 under 30’ rankings for Europe, North America, Russia, Asia and Africa it was London that came out as the best city in the world for entrepreneurs and other achievers aged under 30 to set up a new business and prosper, become an inventor of games, a successful actress, or a world-ranked athlete.

The great news of this latest World №1 comes on the back of recent rankings showing the United Kingdom to be the best in Europe. So far this year

Then we have this

Yorkshire project to break Beijing’s rare earth stranglehold

A YORKSHIRE based company is to build a £125 million rare earth metals plant as Britain seeks to break China’s dominance over rare earth metals production.

Pensana is due to start building a rare earth metals processing plant at the Port of Hull this summer with the aim of seeing it up and running by 2023. Rare earth metals are used in high-tech goods such as smartphones and low carbon technologies including wind turbines and electric cars, though countries in the West depend on China for 90 per cent of supplies.

MPs and security officials say that means Britain and its allies are potentially vulnerable with Beijing flexing its muscles more on the international stage.

Pensana’s minerals separation facility is to be built at the Saltend Chemicals Plant with the aim of producing enough refined metals to meet five per cent of global demand.

Supporters say it has the potential of becoming one of the world’s largest rare earth metals processing plants, and Brexit Britan is leading the way forward.

Furthermore, British universities continue to dominate EU27 in World rankings

UK institutions outnumber all EU countries combined — by 16 to 1 across four University surveys

There are four significant published world rankings for universities — none have any EU-based universities in the top 10, but all have at least two from the UK.

Of the four world rankings for higher education shows the United States continues to dominate institutions going into 2022, with never fewer than 15 and often more than half of the top 40 institutions, and with the main competition continuing to come from British universities.

The EU appears just once out of all four tables for the top 20 universities in the World. The UK appears 16 times.

Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Manchester, Kings College London, and LSE all appear

Oxford and Cambridge are always in the top 10, with UCL and Imperial always in the top 25 — and regular appearances from Edinburgh, and occasional listings for Manchester, Kings College London and the LSE reflecting the different methodologies of the rankings. The four world rankings tables are published by Times Higher Education, Quacquarelli Symonds, Shanghai Ranking Consultancy and US News & World Report.

The best continental European universities are in Switzerland — outside the EU — with only occasional appearances in the full tables from universities in Copenhagen, Paris and Munich, again reflecting the differing methodologies employed. In the four top 20 rankings, there is only one solitary entry from Paris.

The Top Forty rankings are:

1. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings puts Oxford at №1 and Cambridge at №5, with no continental European university until Zurich at №15 and no EU university until Munich at №32, whereas Imperial is №12, UCL is №18, LSE is №27 and Edinburgh is №30.

2. The QS World University Rankings puts Oxford at №2 and Cambridge at №3, with no continental European university until Zurich at №8= and Lausanne at №14 and no EU university until Paris Sciences et Lettres at №44, whereas Imperial is №7, UCL is №8=, Edinburgh is №16, Manchester is №27 and Kings College London is №35.

3. The Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Index) puts Cambridge at №3 and Oxford at №7, with Paris Saclay as the first EU university at №13, whereas UCL is №17 and Imperial №25, before Copenhagen at №30.

4. The US News & World Report Best Global University Ranking puts Oxford at №5 and Cambridge at №8, with no continental-Europe university until Zurich at №26 and no EU university until Copenhagen at №37, whereas UCL is №16, Imperial №20, Edinburgh №32 and Kings College London №33.

Beyond the top 10 universities (almost always US institutions other than Oxford and Cambridge) there are strong performances from Commonwealth countries Canada (Toronto), Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, Monash and NSW) and Singapore (two separate entries) to rival European institutions. From China, the Tsinghua and Peking universities appear, together with Hong Kong. The European continent’s best performers are in Switzerland.

Why are UK academics so obsessed with the EU?

The scale of the US domination in higher education is truly impressive and the growing emergence of China is probably no surprise, but the continued high standing of the UK in the top 20 demonstrates the global reach and reputation of the British institutions is being maintained.

The deserved reputation of the United Kingdom was already self-evident before the 2016 EU referendum and has remained consistent since reflecting the international attractiveness and utility of British institutions due to their reach far beyond the limits of Europe.

Attempts to portray British academia as dependent on EU membership through the availability of some research grant funding and the Erasmus programme for student exchanges were always a gross exaggeration and ignored the fact that the British institutions allowed the EU to punch above its weight in the global rankings.

While UK institutions were attractive to EU students the UK’s own students were always more interested in attending US universities and the UK’s own new Turing international student programme reflects this, being worldwide rather than Europe focussed.

Now that the UK is represented in its own right it has not diminished but has continued to prosper, not because it is inward-looking or has erected barriers but because it has always looked over the horizon and been open to the world.

The lesson for trade is no different and politicians who veer towards protectionism should take note.

None of you will see any of this from the BBC, ITV, or any other Brexit Britan television network. They are far too busy trying to run down our nation to bother telling you the truth of what is going on.

Sources: Times Higher Education | Quacquarelli Symonds | Shanghai Ranking Consultancy | US News & World Report Forbes magazine The Kings Fund | The Health Foundation



Graham Charles Lear

What is life without a little controversy in it? Quite boring and sterile would be my answer.