A law requiring ride-on lawn mowers to be covered by car insurance was blocked in Parliament yesterday, April 25. The bill to scrap the European Vnuk car insurance law has been passed and will now receive royal assent.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps described the lockdown as a Brexit victory.
He noted: ‘Leaving the EU has always been about doing what’s best for Britain, freeing ourselves from absurd laws and getting back in control.’
Businessman and former Brexit Party MEP Ben Habib agreed it was a ‘great example’ of how Brexit can be used to Britain’s advantage .
He told Express.co.uk: “This is a great example of how Brexit could work for the UK.
“All regulations have an associated cost. By cutting red tape, we can save our businesses and employees unnecessary expense. »
Mr Habib added that blocking the law would help Britons amid fears of rising costs of living.
He said: ‘Savings are vital as we grapple with the cost of living crisis.
If the law had been passed, it would have required a wider range of vehicles to have car insurance.
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He said: ‘I am delighted that Brexit has allowed me to push a bill which could save the average motorist £50 a year.
The MP for Wellingborough added that it was ‘just a small example of our Brexit dividend’.
Mr Habib replied: ‘Hats off to Peter Bone for identifying this economy in motor insurance and championing it.’
But he added that much more should be done to free Britons from the additional costs of their former membership in the Brussels bloc.
The ability to do so has, he pointed out, been squandered by post-Brexit deals, brokered by former Brexit minister Lord Frost and signed by Boris Johnson, which bind Britain to “rules of the level playing field” with the EU – one that is “bullshit”. but level.
Mr Habib said: “I welcome the savings made by scrapping the EU’s absurd car insurance regulations. This is, however, a miniscule saving compared to what we could have achieved had Boris Johnson truly regained control of our laws.