Doughty – Davis reckless for not ruling out no deal threat

Commenting on David Davis’ statement in the House of Commons this afternoon on the state of the Brexit negotiations, Stephen Doughty MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

“On a day when inflation has reached 3 per cent and the OECD has forecast a £40 billion hit to our economy in the event of a hard Brexit, for the Brexit Secretary to keep threatening to leave the EU with no deal is reckless in the extreme. Brexit without an agreement would be a catastrophic outcome, leading to lower growth, fewer jobs, and higher prices in the shops. 

“It’s not even as though his threat is credible – when he tells MPs it’s just a negotiating tactic, our European partners can hear him. They do actually speak English in Brussels, and they can watch the BBC.

“It’s high time the Government dropped this absurd and dangerous threat, and concentrated on ensuring that nobody will be left worse off by Brexit. That means negotiating to keep Britain in the Single Market and the Customs Union.”

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