Post-Brexit: Has the exit deal from the EU left the UK worse off? |5 News Podcast with Raoul Ruparel
Since leaving the European Union, many industries in the United Kingdom have experienced challenges in the way they operate whether through supply and demand or through importing or exporting. Government voices say there were always going to be 'teething problems', but have we gone past that point and the problems are here to stay? Raoul Ruparel was the Special Adviser to Theresa May on Europe and had a key role in the Department for Exiting the EU. He was involved in the original Brexit conversations with the EU, attempting to build a relationship that would provide a formal agreement that would be beneficial for both sides. Raoul tells Andy Bell that there don't seem to be any areas of the UK economy that have benefited from leaving the European Union, but also states that the dier warnings and forecasts of falling of a cliff edge haven't materialised. He says that things like admin costs, delays and additional border checks may iron out slightly over time - but that other so-called teething problems are likely here to stay and are just a result of the deal that was struck. How did we get here? Explaining the news is a podcast from 5 News. Join Andy Bell as he explains the world's biggest news stories through interviews with politicians, experts, and analysts.