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Rishi Sunak video vowing to shred EU rules branded ‘absurdly stupid and irresponsible’

Tory leadership candidate shares clip of Brussels’ documents going through shredding machine

Adam Forrest
Monday 08 August 2022 14:40 BST
Rishi Sunak vows to put EU laws 'through shredder' in new campaign video

A campaign video for Rishi Sunak’s Tory leadership bid which vows to shred thousands of EU rules and regulations has been branded “absurdly stupid and irresponsible”.

The former chancellor has vowed to repeal or replace more than 2,000 laws before the next general election as part of an anti-Brussels “arms race” with rival Liz Truss.

The foreign secretary promised to ditch or replace all the regulations even faster, by the end of 2023, despite warnings of disruptive “chaos” from lawyers, business leaders and union bosses.

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