Alternatively, he was just being a cock.It’s not entirely clear.
Your remark ‘freedom does not come free, it’s time to pay’ makes sense post Brexit with the UK out alone.
(Or GB out alone as NI has a gateway to Europe)
With Britain suffering from the combination of Brexit, Covid, rebuilding businesses after lockdowns —- with NI having issues with access to the mainland market but avoiding other issues with access to the European market
Your video reference isn’t so clear - it aligned with 2020 and the transition period (Europe - the final countdown)
Unless your reference is just the groups name - Europe