Jacob Rees Mogg, an ardent Brexiteer, was ridiculed after claiming that being in control of the UK’s phone chargers is a Brexit benefit.
It has been difficult to see the promised positive effects of our exit from the European Union.
Now, it seems some in government who supported the move are clutching at straws to show examples of alleged success to come from the country’s revoking its EU membership.
Rees Mogg, while speaking to parliament, attempted to use mobile chargers as an example if Brexit success.
Rees-Mogg said: “Thankfully, we left the EU before it decided to mandate what sort of phone chargers we can have.
“A typically short-termiest [sic] and anti-innovation measure which will only have a long-term negative effect on consumers.”
Rees Mogg was referring specifically to the news that, in order to be of benefit to consumers, the EU had proroguely agreed that new electronic devices should use a USB C charging port by autumn 2024.
His argument was ridiculed by people who wondered why a universal charger could be a problem for so many devices.
One person mocked “It’s time to turbocharge the economy using a variety of non standardised USBs!”
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Another one: “To the end of my days I will always find it amusing that people who refused to wear masks to save lives because it violated their personal freedom signed away their freedom of movement to escape the EU tyranny on phone chargers.”
Someone else posted: “Hail Brexit! Hail Freedom of Choice!”
“This takes a load off. Those EU rules forcing all mobile phone manufacturers to provide universal phone chargers are just far too handy and make the chargers far too cheap to buy. Hooray for Brexit!”One user on Twitter wrote:
Another person laughed: “The UK really avoided tragedy there.”
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