Leslie – ONS downgrade shows dangers of Government’s hard Brexit plan

Commenting on new ONS figures downgrading the UK’s expected growth rate in 2017 to 1.5%, Chris Leslie MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

“It’s clear that this Government’s hard Brexit strategy is downgrading Britain’s economy.

“Their chaotic negotiations with the EU are increasing uncertainty for businesses, while the pound has fallen through the floor and companies are worried about the impact of their ideological plan to leave the Single Market and the Customs Union. 

“To protect jobs and our economy, the Government must urgently rethink their decision to leave the Single Market and the Customs Union.”

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Notes to editors:

The ONS figures are reported here: http://news.sky.com/story/uk-economic-growth-for-second-quarter-revised-down-11058704