Covid has been an easy scapegoat for economic disruption, but Brexit is biting

Press quote (The Guardian)
31 January 2022

Well before the date of departure, work by John Springford at the Centre for European Reform showed that UK GDP was lagging behind its expected level. By September 2021, he had concluded that UK goods trade was 11.2%, or £8.5bn, lower than it would have been had the UK stayed in the EU’s single market and customs union.