THE MAN behind negotiating the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union has called for “post-Brexit prosperity” – despite the fact that leaving the EU is costing the UK economy £100 billion a year in lost output, according to Bloomberg.

Lord Frost (below) made the comments – alongside Jacob Rees-Mogg – as he looked ahead to the National Conservatism Conference, due to be held next month in London.

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In a co-authored article in the Telegraph, they said: “There is a conviction that the West is not doomed to decline, but instead can grow and prosper again in the right conditions: a restoration of economic freedom, freedom of speech and anti-woke policies rooted in common sense and in the historic public culture of this country.”

This is despite nearly 14 years of Conservative rule resulting in a record national debt of £2.5 trillion and the worst drop in living standards in living memory.

In fact, when the Conservatives first re-entered government in coalition with the Lib Dems in 2010, there were 35 food banks in the UK – after 10 years of Tory rule, this increased to 1300, according to BMC Public Health.

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Rees-Mogg is known for his right-wing economic thinking and was a supporter of Liz Truss – arguably the most extreme free marketeer since Thatcher– whose mini-budget wrecked the UK economy and resulted in her resignation.

The two Conservative politicians also called for an “end to mass migration” – this is despite a Scottish Government report stating that migration is “essential” due to Scotland’s aging population and relatively low birth rates.

Both Frost and Mogg are architects of Brexit, supporting deregulation and scrapping EU laws.

Mogg has also previously stated his support for the UK’s withdrawal from the European Convention of Human Rights – which ensures states respect the rights of every citizen.

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In their piece, Mogg and Frost state: “A central principle of conservatism is to respect national traditions, and the British conservative tradition is characterised by love of freedom.”

“By getting back to principles that have been shown to work in practice, not by repudiating them, that we will deliver on the opportunities of Brexit.”

According to the International Monetary Fund, the UK is on track to be the worst-performing advanced economy this year, post-Brexit.

We have also seen food inflation reach 17.5% and even shortages of some goods – economists put this partly down to Brexit, as leaving the single market has increased the cost of importing food from Europe.

Jacob Rees-Mogg recently dismissed the bullying report which made Domonic Rabb quit, calling the complaints a “blizzard of snowflakes".