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A well known Brexiteer is rejoicing after claiming the UK had been “saved” from 200,000 EU legal guidelines since voting to go away the bloc in 2016.

Since Britain left the EU some 4,640 directives together with 200,000 pages of latest legal guidelines and rulings that EU member states should comply with have been applied.

Former Conservative MEP for the East of England, David Bannerman, mentioned the brand new guidelines proved “the EU machine hasn’t stopped” including that he felt it was very totally different to the union Britain left formally 4 years in the past at this time.

He mentioned on Twitter: “Brexit has saved us from another 200,000 EU laws since we left in 2016. The EU machine hasn’t stopped and is very different from the EU we left at Brexit, even four years ago.”

Recently launched EU legal guidelines embody its Artificial Intelligence Act, which established a regulatory framework for AI, and the Data Act, which regulates how companies and customers can entry information generated by related gadgets.

It comes after a speech on the fourth anniversary of Brexit by which enterprise secretary, Kemi Badenoch, mentioned Brexit would ship “tangible benefits” for Brits.

She mentioned: “In the face of global instability, the headwinds of COVID and Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the UK’s economic performance has defied all expectations.

“When we left the European Union, there were many forecasts of inevitable decline. These have been proven false.

“Since the pandemic, our economy has grown faster than Germany’s.

“Our service exports are at a record high and the IMF predicts that between 2025-2028 the UK will see the third fastest growth in the G7 – stronger than France, Germany, Italy, and Japan.

“The UK is capitalizing on its hard-won freedoms, but the Government is also ensuring Brexit delivers real, tangible benefits for the British people, too.”

Some guidelines introduced in by Britain since leaving the EU embody two-year jail sentences for individuals who misuse algorithms that may result in self-harm or suicide.

In distinction, the EU’s Digital Services Act doesn’t embody sanctions that deter these misusing algorithms and stop the susceptible from struggling.