The National:

CHEAPER energy bills. Lower migration. An extra £350 million a week for the NHS. There was little that the zealots pushing for​ Brexit wouldn’t claim ahead of the crunch vote in 2016.

And there is equally little which has not proven to be complete rubbish.

Far from seeing lower energy bills, UK households are lucky to have average bills capped at £2500 (for now). That's more than double the £1137 they could expect in January 2019.

Far from controlling the borders, total net migration hit 504,000 in the year ending June 2022.

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And far from boosting the UK’s health service, Brexit has led on to some of the worst conditions that the NHS has ever seen.

It would sure be embarrassing if there was Vote Leave advert claiming Brexit would lead to lower waiting times in the NHS…

It would be even more embarrassing if that video shamelessly claimed the UK gave the EU money which could be used to “build one new hospital every week” …

Oh no.

As a side note, in the same 2016 article that saw Boris Johnson claim energy bills would be made cheaper by Brexit, it was noted that the Remain side had argued leaving the EU would “make grocery bills £220 more expensive a year”.

And what do you know. In December, the London School of Economics found Brexit had added £210 to the average annual food bill. It’s almost as if the wrong people were listened to.